PhD

Job Market Candidates

MIT Sloan produces top-notch PhDs in management. Immersed in MIT Sloan's distinctive culture, upcoming graduates are poised to innovate in management research and education.

Jenny Allen

Placement: NYU Stern
Research Group: Marketing
Previous Degrees: BA, Computer Science and Psychology, Yale University; S.M. Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Computational Social Science, Persuasion, Misinformation, Wisdom of Crowds
Advisor: David G. Rand
jnallen@mit.edu
Jenny's Website

Maya Bidanda

Research Group: Finance
Previous Degrees: B.A. Economics and Music, Smith College; S.M. Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Entrepreneurship, Labor and Finance
Advisors: Antoinette Schoar, David Thesmar, Christopher Palmer, Lawrence Schmidt
mbidanda@mit.edu
Maya's Website

Tim de Silva

Research Group: Finance
Previous Degrees: B.A. Economics and Applied Mathematics, Claremont Mckenna College; S.M. Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Household Finance, Macro-Finance, Asset Pricing, Behavioral Economics, Public Finance
Advisors: Jonathan Parker (co-chair), David Thesmar (co-chair), Taha Choukhmane, Larry Schmidt, Eric So
Tim's Website

Joanne Im

Research Group: Finance
Previous Degrees: B.A. Economics, Princeton University; S.M. Management Research, MIT 
Research Interests: Corporate Finance, Climate Finance, International Finance
Advisors: Deborah J. Lucas, Hui Chen, Catherine Wolfram, Chris Palmer 
joanneim@mit.edu
Joanne's Website

Raquel Kessinger

Research Group: Organization Studies
Previous Degrees: M.S. Management Research, MIT; M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania; B.A. Political Science, Vanderbilt University
Research Interests: Employee Voice, Social Movements and Organizations, Employee Activism, Relationships at Work, Organizational Culture, Organizational Change
Advisors: Kate Kellogg, Erin Kelly, Mary-Hunter McDonnell
raquelrk@mit.edu
Raquel's Website
 

Tatiana Labuzova

Research Group: Economic Sociology
Previous Degrees: Diploma Summa cum laude, Lomonosov Moscow State University; M.A. Economics, Industrial Organizations, New Economic School; S.M. Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Organizations, Labor Markets, Gender Equality, Careers, Creativity, and Decision Making
Advisor: Roberto Fernandez
labuzova@mit.edu

Keyan Li

Research Group: Marketing
Previous Degrees: B.A. Economics, Fudan University; M.S. Economics, Tsinghua University
Research Interests: Quantitative Marketing
Advisors: Duncan Simester, Juanjuan Zhang
keyanli@mit.edu
Keyan's Website

James Mellody

Research Group:  Organization Studies
Previous Degrees: B.A. East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania; S.M. Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Cultural Diversity in Organizations and Markets; Digital Platforms and the Attention Economy; Coordination in Knowledge Work
Advisors: Ray Reagans, Susan Silbey, Ezra Zuckerman Sivan
 jmellody@mit.edu
James's Website

Arrow Minster

Placement: San Francisco State University
Research Group: Institute for Work and Employment Research
Previous Degrees: B.A. Economics, Cornell University; M.A. Economics, New School For Social Research; S.M. Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Employment relations, worker voice, intersectional inequalities, healthcare workforce, qualitative methods
Advisors: Susan Silbey, Erin Kelly, Thomas Kochan
aminster@mit.edu

Alex Moehring

Research Group: Information Technology
Previous Degrees: B.S. Business Administration and Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; S.M. Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Digital Platforms, Social Media, Human-AI Collaboration
Advisors: Catherine Tucker, Nikhil Agarwal, Dean Eckles
moehring@mit.edu
Alex's Website

Zanele Munyikwa

Research Group: Information Technology
Previous Degrees: B.S. Computer Science, Duke University; S.M. Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Applied Machine Learning, Computational Social Science, AI and the Future of Work, Economics of Digitization
Advisors: Erik Brynjolfsson, John Horton, Daniel Rock
zanele@mit.edu
Zanele's Website

Yury Olshanskiy

Research Group: Finance
Previous Degrees: Diploma Mathematics, Moscow State University; M.A. Economics, New Economic School;  S.M. Management Research, MIT 
Research Interests: Asset Pricing, Market Microstructure
Advisors: Leonid Kogan (chair), Hui Chen, Jiang Wang
ols@mit.edu
Yury's Website

Lindsey Raymond

Research Group: Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
Previous Degrees: B.A. Economics, Yale University; S.M. Management Research, MIT 
Research Interests: Economics of innovation and personnel, strategy
Advisors:  Erik Brynjolfsson, Danielle Li, Sendhil Mullainathan, Scott Stern
lraymond@mit.edu
Lindsey's Website

J. R. Scott

Research Group: Finance
Previous Degrees: B.S. Economics & Mathematics, University of Southern California
Research Interests: Macro-Finance, Asset Pricing, Public Finance
Advisors: Emil Verner, Jonathan Parker, Larry Schmidt, Adrien Verdelhan
justinsc@mit.edu
J. R.'s Website

Gabriel Voelcker 

Research Group: Accounting
Previous Degrees: B.A. Economics , UFRGS; M.S. Finance, Unisinos;  S.M. Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Financial Disclosure, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance and their intersection with social welfare
Advisors: Eric C. So, Rodrigo Verdi
gmv@mit.edu
Gabriel's Website

Yifei Wang

Research Group: Marketing
Previous Degrees: B.B.A, Accountancy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; M.S. in Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Privacy, Fairness, Platforms, Search, Marketing Analytics
Advisors: Catherine Tucker, Duncan Simester, Birger Wernerfelt
yifeiw@mit.edu
Yifei's Website

Alan Zhang

Research Group: Organization Studies
Previous Degrees: B.A. Neuroscience and Healthcare Management, Washington University; M.S. Business Analytics, Washington University; S.M. Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Organization and coordination of production work. Ethnographic methods.
Advisors: Wanda Orlikowski (Chair), Kate Kellogg, Arvind Karunakaran, William Deringer
alanz@mit.edu
Alan's Website