Research Highlights

Faculty Awards & Accolades – October/November 2015

On October 12, Professor Ed Altman received an honorary doctorate from the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland. Among his many contributions to the field of finance, ​Professor Altman was recognized by ​the School for his international reputation as an expert on corporate bankruptcy, high yield bonds, distressed debt and credit risk analysis.

Professor Jeanne Calderon’s co-authored paper with Gary Friedland, Esq, a guest lecturer at Stern, on EB-5 financing was cited in a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report to Congress. The GAO Report was requested by the Judiciary Committee to assess the fraud risks and economic benefits of this immigration program in connection with the pending reauthorization of the program.

Professor Nicholas Economides and co-investigators Sundeep Rangan and Elza Erkip of NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant totaling approximately $750,000, to support their research on the creation of fifth-generation phone networks.

On October 22, Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Engle was presented the Oskar-Morgenstern Medal at the University of Vienna for his academic achievements and ongoing efforts in the field of time series/financial econometrics.  A bi-annual award, the Oskar-Morgenstern Medal honors contributions to science, emphasizing the importance of formal methods for business, economics and finance research.

Professor Pankaj Ghemawat was recently shortlisted for the 2015 Thinkers50 Strategy Award, which celebrates the best in strategy thinking.

Professor Panos Ipeirotis has been awarded the 2015 Lagrange-CRT Foundation Prize in recognition of his overall research work. The prize is given for the outstanding scientific contributions in the field of complexity and complex systems across all the scientific disciplines.

Professor Natalia Levina and Visiting Research Professor Manuel Arriaga (PhD ’11) were awarded the 2015 Best Published Paper Award by the Organizational Communications and Information Systems Division of the Academy of Management for their paper, “Distinction and Status Production on User-Generated Content Platforms: Using Bourdieu’s Theory of Cultural Production to Understand Social Dynamics in Online Fields,” which was published in the Information Systems Research journal.

Professor Thomas Philippon has joined the the monetary policy advisory panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Thinkers50 recently shortlisted Professor Arun Sundararajan on its 2015 RADAR Award, which celebrates the thinkers most likely to shape the future of business and business thinking.

Professor Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh is currently serving on a panel of experts that will advise Norway's government on opening its $880 billion wealth fund to invest in infrastructure and whether to change its real estate allocation.

Professors Luke Williams and Cynthia Franklin were named as two of Hot Topic’s Top 100 Professors of Entrepreneurship, which honors academics who have helped shape the direction of formal entrepreneurship learning globally.