School of management

School Notes: School of Management
November/December 2022

Kerwin Charles |

First Oster Professor named

Katja Seim ’01PhD, an expert on industrial organization and applied microeconomics who joined the Yale SOM faculty in 2019, is the inaugural Sharon Oster Professor of Economics and Management, the school announced.

The endowed chair was named for Oster after her retirement in 2018 and supported by a generous gift from a group of Yale College and Yale SOM alumni, faculty colleagues, and members of Yale SOM advisory boards. Oster, a guiding force at the school as a longtime faculty member and its first woman dean, died earlier this year.

Financial stability program funded

The Yale School of Management has raised $7.5 million to support the work of the Yale Program on Financial Stability (YPFS). The funding will enable YPFS to complete the New Bagehot Project, an ambitious and comprehensive effort to draw practical lessons from past financial crises. YPFS will also continue its related work to support the world’s financial authorities in refining crisis-management tools and intervention strategies. YPFS supporters include Bloomberg Philanthropies, Dalio Philanthropies, Gates Ventures, Sheryl & Chip Kaye, and an anonymous donor.

Chief Executive Leadership Institute team briefs foreign press

Professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, founder and CEO of Yale SOM’s Chief Executive Leadership Institute (CELI), and CELI research director Steven Tian visited Washington, DC, on August 10 at the invitation of the US State Department to brief foreign press about the impact of sanctions on the Russian economy.

Sonnenfeld and Tian discussed their recent research on the Russian economy and evaluated claims that sanctions are causing agricultural shortages in the rest of the world. 

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