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Recognizing Accomplishments of Carey Business School Leadership and Faculty


Vice Dean and Professor Kevin Frick and Professor William Agresti were presenters at the TEDx JHUDC event held in February at the Johns Hopkins campus in Washington, D.C. The event’s theme was “Terms and Conditions Do Not Apply,” a challenge to think beyond the limits imposed by society and bureaucracy. Frick spoke about mentorship, sharing stories about being both a mentor and a mentee during his career as a public health expert and faculty member at Carey and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Agresti, program director for Carey’s MS in Information Systems program, addressed the current state of cybersecurity and how to reduce digital risk in the business world.


Philip Phan, Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, served as a co-editor and co-author of the book Technology Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation: Theory, Practice, Lessons Learned, published in 2016 by Imperial College Press.


Two Carey faculty members were recently recognized for producing highly cited journal articles. A research study by Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Paul Ferraro was among the top-five most cited articles of the last three years in the journal Resource and Energy Economics, according to the publication. Ferraro’s article, “Heterogeneous treatment effects and mechanisms in information-based environmental policies: Evidence from a large-scale field experiment,” examines the roots of success for a program that was designed to encourage voluntary water conservation during a severe drought in the southeastern United States. Ferraro, who joined the Carey Business School in 2015, also holds an appointment with the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering.


A 2016 study by Assistant Professor Ge Bai was among the top-10 most read studies in the journal Health Affairs. Bai’s article “A More Detailed Understanding of Factors Associated With Hospital Profitability” was co-written with Professor Gerard Anderson of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Bai joined the Carey Business School in August 2016. Her research was conducted while she was as a member of the faculty at Washington and Lee University.


Alessandro Rebucci

Alessandro Rebucci

Faculty members Alessandro Rebucci and Stacey Lee recently received promotions. Rebucci, promoted from assistant professor to associate professor in the research track, joined the Carey Business School faculty in 2013.

His expertise is in international finance, applied macroeconomics, and financial crises. He earned his PhD in economics from Queen Mary College, University of London.

Lee was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor in the practice track. A member of the Carey faculty since 2008, she has expertise in business law, health law, and negotiation. She earned her JD from the University of Maryland School of Law.


Sylvia Long-Tolbert

Sylvia Long-Tolbert

Research by Associate Professors Lindsay Thompson and Mario Macis and Assistant Professors Sylvia Long-Tolbert and Erik Helzer was featured in a symposium in January with the first grant recipients in Johns Hopkins University’s Exploration of Practical Ethics program, under the aegis of JHU’s Berman Institute of Bioethics.

The grants supported collaborative projects by researchers from across the various divisions of the university. Thompson and Long-Tolbert joined Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics Cynda Hylton Rushton of the Berman Institute and the JHU School of Nursing on an examination of “wicked workplaces,” where employers require their workers to make moral compromises.

Macis combined with Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Vikram Chib and Berman Institute Director Jeffrey Kahn on a project addressing the ethics of paying for organ donation, a currently illegal practice. Helzer and Peabody Institute Professor Andrew Talle studied the possible link between specialized training in creative fields and a reported increase in satisfaction with life.


Christopher Myers

Christopher Myers

A paper by Assistant Professor Christopher Myers, “Antecedents and Performance Benefits of Reciprocal Vicarious Learning in Teams,” was published last year in Academy of Management Proceedings and received the 2016 award for best dissertation based paper from the Academy of Management’s Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division.


Assistant Professor Haiyang Yang has been appointed to the editorial review board of the Journal of Economic Research.


A revised edition of Assistant Professor Yuval Bar-Or’s book Pillars of Wealth: Personal Finance Essentials for Medical Professionals was published in January by The Light Brigade.


Xian Sun

Xian Sun

A study co-written by Assistant Professor Xian Sun, “The trade-off between compensation contracts and debt covenants in financial contracting,” was judged the best paper presented at the 6th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society, held in June 2016 at the University of Málaga in Spain.

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