PhD

Students on the Job Market

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.

Samuel Anderson

Research Group: Accounting
Previous Degrees: B.S. Accounting, Brigham Young University; M.A. Accounting, Brigham Young University
Research Interests: Capital markets, disclosure, sustainability
Advisors: Eric So (co-chair), Joseph Weber (co-chair), Rodrigo Verdi
Sam's Website

Brian Baik

Research Group: Accounting
Previous Degree: B.S. Business Administration, Carnegie Mellon University; Master of Finance, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Disclosure, tax, venture capital, private equity, entrepreneurship, private firms
Advisors: Rodrigo Verdi (chair), John Core, and Michelle Hanlon
Brian's Website

Ki-Soon Choi

Research Group: Accounting
Previous Degrees: B.A. Business Administration, Korea University; Master of Finance, Princeton University
Research Interests: Disclosure, mutual funds, machine learning, textual analysis
Advisors: Eric So (co-chair), Rodrigo Verdi (co-chair), Joseph Weber
Ki-Soon's Website

Simon Friis

Research Group: Economic Sociology
Previous Degree: B.S. Asian Studies, Copenhagen Business School
Research Interests: Strategy, categories, computational social science, digital platforms, social media
Advisors: Ezra Zuckerman Sivan (chair), Ray Reagans
Simon's Website

Carolyn Fu

Placement: Harvard Business School
Research Group: Economic Sociology
Previous Degrees: B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering, University Of Pennsylvania; M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University; M.S Engineering and Management, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Research Interests: Organizational Learning; Firm Boundary; Cultural Markets
Advisors: Ray Reagans (chair), Jerker Denrell, Ezra Zuckerman Sivan, Catherine Turco
Carolyn's Website

Wesley Greenblatt

Research Group: Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
Previous Degrees: B.S. and M.S Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University; M.D. Medical, Harvard University
Research Interests: Strategic management of innovation, technological change, biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship
Advisors: Pierre Azoulay, Scott Stern, Fiona Murray
Wesley's Website

Mazi Kazemi

Research Group: Finance
Previous Degree: B.A. Economics and Mathematics, Vassar College
Research Interests: Financial Economics, Asset pricing, Finance and Labor, Macroeconomics
Advisors: Hui Chen (chair), Larry Schmidt, Leonid Kogan
Mazi's Website

Olivia Kim

Research Group: Finance
Previous Degree: B.A. Economics, Smith College
Research Interests: Household Finance, Corporate Finance
Advisors: Jonathan Parker (chair), Antoinette Schoar, Josh Angrist, and Frank Schilbach
Olivia's Website

Mahreen Khan

Research Group: Institute for Work and Employment Research
Previous Degrees: S.B. Economics and Management Science, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology; M.S. Applied Economics, Paris School of Economics
Research Interests: International Labor Migration; Migrant Social Networks; Labor Markets and Institutions in Developing Countries
mahreen@mit.edu

Alex Kowalski

Placement: Cornell, ILR
Research Group: Institute for Work and Employment Research
Previous Degrees: B.A. Journalism, University of North Carolina; M.C.P. Community and Economic Development, University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Future of work, organizational culture, inequality, workplace interventions
Advisors: Erin Kelly (chair), Thomas Kochan, Susan Silbey, Hazhir Rahmandad
Alex's Website

Madhav Kumar

Research Group: Marketing
Previous Degrees: B.Sc. (Hons.) Physics, Hindu College, University of Delhi; M. Sc. Economics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
Research Interests: Pricing, Recommendations, Targeting, Machine Learning, Causal Inference
Advisors: Sinan Aral, Dean Eckles, John Hauser
Madhav's Website

Ethan Poskanzer

Research Group: Economic Sociology
Previous Degree: B.A. Economics, Syracuse University
Research Interests: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Inequality
Advisors: Ezra Zuckerman (chair), Fiona Murray and Susan Silbey
Ethan's Website

Parinitha Sastry

Research Group: Finance
Previous Degree: B.A. Economics and Mathematics, Columbia University
Research Interests: Corporate finance, banking, and climate finance
Advisors: David Thesmar (chair), Antoinette Schoar, Christopher Palmer
Parinitha's website

Bryan Seegmiller

Research Group: Finance
Previous Degree: B.S. Economics and Mathematics, Brigham Young University
Research Interests: Labor and Finance, Technological Innovation, and Asset Pricing
Bryan's Website
 

Sebastian Steffen

Research Group: Information Technology
Previous Degree: B.A. Economics, Princeton University
Research Interests: Future of Work, IS/IT, Technological Change, Human Capital, Strategic Skill Acquisition
Advisors: Sinan Aral, Erik Brynjolfsson
Sebastian's Website

Jian Sun

Research Group: Finance
Previous Degrees: B.S. Economics and B.S. Mathematics, Tsinghua University; M.S. Economic Theory and Econometrics, Toulouse School of Economics
Research Interests: Technological Innovation in Finance, Corporate Finance Theory, Information Economics and Information Design
Advisors: Hui Chen (chair), Andrey Malenko, Haoxiang Zhu and Ian Ball
Jian's Website

George Ward

Research Group: Institute for Work and Employment Research
Previous Degree: B.A. Philosophy and Political Science, University College London; M.Sc. Public Policy, University College London
Research Interests: workplace happiness, online reputation systems, labor market digitization, emotions and political behavior
George's Website

Jane Wu

Research Group: Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, & Strategic Management
Previous Degrees: B.Comm. Management Science, Queen's University; B.A. Environmental Studies, Queen's University
Research Interests: Metrics and Measurement Standards; Innovation; Strategic Management; Entrepreneurial Strategy
Advisors: Scott Stern (chair), Pierre Azoulay, Fiona Murray, Timothy Simcoe
Jane's Website

Yuting Zhu

Placement: National University of Singapore
Research Group: Marketing
Previous Degrees: B.A. in Economics and B.S. in Mathematics, Renmin University of China; M.A. Economics, University of Rochester
Research Interests: Machine Learning; Game Theory; Field Experiment; Salesforce Management; Personalization and Targeting; Search and Matching
Advisors: Juanjuan Zhang (chair), Duncan Simester, Tony Ke
Yuting's Website