From medieval politics to game theory with chimpanzees, here are this year’s four new MIT Sloan faculty members.
Charles Angelucci, Assistant Professor of Applied Economics
Comes from: Angelucci most recently worked as an assistant professor in the economics division at Columbia Business School. He has a PhD in economics from the Toulouse School of Economics.
Research: Angelucci’s research focuses on organizational economics, political economy, and industrial-organizational psychology. His working papers range from the political power of English merchant towns during the late medieval period to how the advent of television disrupted newspapers.
Rahul Bhui, Assistant Professor of Management Science
Comes from: Bhui joins the MIT Sloan community by way of the California Institute of Technology, where he earned a PhD in computation and neural systems. He was most recently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.
Research: Common threads in Bhui’s publications are time and choice. He is the author of studies on the optimal timing of value-linked decision-making, uncertainty-driven exploration in real-world consumer choice, and how choice rates in competitive chimpanzee games match equilibrium game theory predictions.
Taha Choukhmane, Assistant Professor of Finance
Comes from: Prior to joining MIT Sloan, Choukhmane was a postdoctoral fellow in the Economics of an Aging Workforce program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has a PhD in economics from Yale University.
Research: Choukhmane’s research focuses on household finance, behavioral economics, and public economics. He has a working paper on China’s one-child policy and whether it’s contributed to the rise of the country’s household saving rate, and another on altruism and entrepreneurial risk-taking.
Find out more: On his website.
Chloe Xie, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Comes from: Xie was a consultant at Deloitte Consulting from 2012 – 2015. She has a PhD in accounting from Stanford University.
Research: Xie’s research is on incentives shaped by capital market imperfections. For example, crime and arbitrage. She focuses on how these incentives shape disclosure decisions, investor decision-making, and non-financial market outcomes. Her ongoing research includes accounting firms and market power and a working paper on strategic disclosure and investor loss aversion.
Find out more: On her website.