2014 Speakers

Fernando Bernstein

Fernando G. Bernstein

Professor of Operations Management

Professor Bernstein’s research interests include supply chain management, production planning and inventory control, applications of game theory for production and distribution systems, and revenue management. He has lately been working on revenue management problems involving the design of customized assortments for customers purchasing products over the Internet. Professor Bernstein has published papers in leading journals like Operations Research, Management Science and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. He also serves as Associate Editor for these three journals. Professor Bernstein joined Fuqua’s faculty in July 2000 and teaches the core Operations Management course for the Global Executive and Cross-Continent MBA programs. He received the Excellence in Teaching Award in a core course for his teaching in the Duke Goethe Executive MBA program. Professor Bernstein obtained a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University in 2001.

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Michael W. Brandt

Kalman J. Cohen Professor of Finance

Michael Brandt conducts empirical and theoretical research in finance. His current work focuses on quantitative portfolio management, risk management, currency and fixed income markets, and financial econometrics. Professor Brandt’s research has appeared in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Business, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. He serves as co-editor of the Review of Finance, the official journal of the European Finance Association, and as associate editor of the Journal of Finance, the official journal of the American Finance Association. He is also a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Prior to joining Fuqua in 2003, Professor Brandt was at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for six years. Professor Brandt earned his M.Sc. Economics from the London School of Economics, M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and Ph.D. in finance from the University of Chicago.

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Alon Brav

Alon P. Brav

Robert L. Dickens Professor of Business Administration

Alon Brav joined Fuqua’s faculty in 1997. He is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Corporate Finance Program. Professor Brav’s current research focuses on hedge fund activism. This research has been featured in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Financial Analysts Journal. Professor Brav has also studied the debate between rational and behavioral finance and the literature on limits to arbitrage activities. This research has been featured in the Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance and Journal of Economic Methodology. Professor Brav currently teaches the core class Global Financial Management and has taught the Investments elective. He won the Teaching Award from the Weekend Executive MBA Classes of 2002, 2004, and 2005. Professor Brav obtained his Ph.D. in Finance in 1998 from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

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Ronnie Chatterji

Aaron “Ronnie” Chatterji

Associate Professor of Strategy

Ronnie Chatterji’s research and teaching investigate some of the most important forces shaping our global economy and society: entrepreneurship, innovation, and the expanding social mission of business. He was awarded an inaugural Junior Faculty Fellowship from the Kauffman Foundation to recognize his work as a leading scholar in entrepreneurship. He also received the Rising Star award from the Aspen Institute for his work on business and public policy. His research has been published in leading academic journals and been cited by The New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist. Chatterji serves as a board member for Durham Communities in Schools, an education-focused non-profit, and advises technology start-up companies on innovation and strategy. Chatterji previously served as a Senior Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), where he worked on a wide range of policies relating to entrepreneurship, innovation, infrastructure and economic growth. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and previously worked as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs. He received his Ph.D. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and his B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.

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David Ridley

David B. Ridley

Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Riddick Associate Professor of the Practice of Business and Economics
Faculty Director, Health Sector Management program

In his research, Professor Ridley examines innovation, location, and pricing, especially in health care. To encourage innovation in medicines for neglected diseases, Professor Ridley, with Henry Grabowski and Jeffrey Moe, proposed a priority review voucher prize. The prize became law in 2007. David teaches courses on health care, economics, and strategy. David’s research has been featured in a number of publications, including Health Economics, The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, and Health Affairs. Professor Ridley earned his BA in Economics from the University of Missouri, his Certificate of Graduate Study in Economics from the University of Southampton, and his Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University.

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Ashleigh Rosette

Ashleigh Shelby Rosette

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics Scholar

In addition to her appointments at Fuqua, Dr. Ashleigh Shelby Rosette is also a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences and a member of the Duke Corporate Education Global Learning Resource Network. Professor Rosette studies diversity and negotiations in organizational settings. In her primary area of research, she explores social and contextual factors that influence diversity-related perceptions. The three streams of her diversity research include: (1) recognition and inference-based processes of leadership, (2) leader behavior and role congruence, and (3) perceptions of social inequity. In her secondary area of research, negotiations, she examines various strategies that individuals employ to improve the negotiation process and negotiated outcome. Her research has been published in academic journals and books, such as Academy of Management Journal; Organization Science; Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes; Journal of Applied Psychology; and has been featured in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Financial Times, and National Public Radio. Recently, she was ranked as one of the Forty Best Business School Professors under Forty by Poets & Quants and also received the Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Leadership Award. Professor Rosette’s teaching experience is varied and spans across a spectrum of courses that center around two primary areas: (1) Negotiations and (2) Leadership. She has received six Excellence in Teaching Awards in Fuqua’s Executive MBA programs. She received her Bachelor in Business Administration degree and Master in Professional Accounting degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to entering academia, she worked for Arthur Andersen LLP as a Certified Public Accountant.

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