School of management

School Notes: School of Management
July/August 2019

Edward A. Snyder | http://som.yale.edu

Professor calls for digital platform competition

A committee of scholars chaired by Fiona Scott Morton, the Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics, issued a report in May outlining consumer harms caused by the market power of digital platforms like Google and Facebook, and proposing updated antitrust enforcement and regulation to address them. The report was part of a larger examination of digital platforms organized by the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and issued in conjunction with a conference at the school on May 15 and 16.

Faculty awards celebrate excellence

Lorenzo Caliendo, professor of economics, and Kyle Jensen, associate dean and Shanna and Eric Bass ’05 Director of Entrepreneurship and senior lecturer, are winners of the 2019 Yale School of Management Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards. These annual awards recognize outstanding teaching. First-year students choose the winner of the award for core curriculum teaching, won by Caliendo. Second-year MBA, master of advanced management, and master of management studies students vote for the award for elective teaching, won by Jensen.

Professors Nicholas Barberis, the Stephen and Camille Schramm Professor of Finance; Edieal Pinker, deputy dean and BearingPoint Professor of Operations Research; Douglas Kysar, the Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law; and Sonia Marciano, lecturer in management are the winners of Yale SOM’s 2018–19 MBA for Executives Teaching Awards, chosen by the Class of 2019.

Arthur Swersey, professor emeritus of operations research, won the 2019 Yale SOM Alumni Relations Faculty Award for Outstanding Alumni Engagement.

New grads pledge record-breaking gift

Members of the Class of 2019 have pledged a record-breaking $550,676 in the class gift, with 92 percent of all graduating students participating. Pledges came from graduates of the full-time MBA, master of advanced management (MAM), master of management studies (MMS) programs in systemic risk and in global business and society, and MBA for Executives (EMBA) programs. The average contribution was $1,169.

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