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School Notes: School of Management
January/February 2021

Kerwin Charles |

Congressional report cites Yale SOM faculty

A high-profile congressional report on anti-competitive behavior by major technology firms repeatedly cites research and congressional testimony from Yale SOM faculty members and affiliates. “Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets,” a staff report from the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, was released on October 6. It concludes that Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google have created harmful monopolies and recommends legislative action and reform.

The report cites research and testimony by Fiona Scott Morton, Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics and founder and director of the Thurman Arnold Project at Yale; and research by Florian Ederer, associate professor of economics, and Song Ma, assistant professor of finance. It also cites research and testimony by Dina Srinivasan, a fellow of the Thurman Arnold Project.

Broad Center announces inaugural fellowship cohort

A group of senior public education leaders have been selected for the inaugural cohort of the Fellowship for Public Education Leadership, a ten-month leadership development program at the Broad Center at Yale SOM.

The tuition-free program will gather superintendents, chief executive officers, and cabinet-level leaders from urban public school districts, charter school networks, and state-level education agencies for four weeklong sessions starting in June 2021. The inaugural fellows are from 11 states and the District of Columbia.

Dean elected vice president of economics association

Kerwin K. Charles, Indra K. Nooyi Dean and the Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Economics, Policy, and Management, has been elected a vice president of the American Economics Association. Yale SOM’s dean since 2019, Charles is an economist whose research focuses on earnings and wealth inequality, conspicuous consumption, race and gender labor market discrimination, and the intergenerational transmission of economic status, among other topics. 

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