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    Satish Sahoo

    PhD. Candidate in Accounting

    Satish Sahoo is a Ph.D. student in accounting. He is interested in empirical research in cost of
    capital, equity valuation, accounting information and market efficiency, mergers and acquisition
    and debt contracting. He earned his bachelor’s degree (B. Tech, Electrical Engineering) from
    National Institute of Technology, Rourkela and master’s degree (MBA, Finance) from Asian
    Institute of Management, Manila. He is a CFA charter holder and a certified FRM (Financial Risk
    Manager). Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, Satish worked as a Research Associate at The
    Indian School of Business.

    Simeng Shao

    Ph.D. student in Data Sciences and Operations

    Simeng Shao is a PhD student in the Data Science and Operations department in the Marshall School of Business. She previously studied Statistics at Renmin University of China. Her research interests are High-dimensional Data Analysis and Functional Data Analysis.

    Chong Shu

    Ph.D Student of Finance and Business Economics

    Roman Skripnik

    3rd Year Ph.D. student in Finance and Business Economics

    Roman in a Ph.D. student in Finance and Business Economics. His ongoing research uses analysts' price targets for stocks to compute expected abnormal returns. Using these expectations, he forms portfolios and observes how they perform as compared to equally-weighted portfolios to conclude on the usefulness of analysts' recommendations.

    Stephanie Smallets

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    Ph.D. student in Management and Organization

    Stephanie is a Ph.D. candidate studying organizational behavior in the Management and Organization department. Her research focuses on understanding the predictors of inequality, both psychological and structural, and creating interventions to empower those who are disadvantaged.

    Anna Sokolova

    Ph.D. student in Data Sciences and Operations

    Anna Sokolova is a first-year PhD student in Operations Management. Her research interests lie in the field of sustainability. In particular, she is interested in market instruments aimed at reducing environmental pressures and providing energy sustainability. She has experience in applied input-output analysis, which is particularly useful for calculation of carbon footprint (emissions embodied in global value chains).

    Elisa Solinas

    Ph.D Student of Marketing

    Elisa Solinas is a first year Ph.D. student in Marketing specializing in consumer behavior research.

    Ventsislav Stamenov

    PhD. Candidate in Accounting

    Ventsi Stamenov is a PhD student in accounting. He is interested in accounting information and asset prices, accounting information and macroeconomy, and debt contracting. He earned his Masters in International Business at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria and Master in Business Administration at the University of Arkansas. Prior to entering the PhD program, Ventsi worked as a portfolio manager for a family wealth management office and University Endowment.

    Vuk Talijan

    Ph.D. student in Finance and Business Economics

    Vuk Talijan is a Ph.D. student in finance & business economics. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, Vuk worked in investment banking at Piper Jaffray in Minneapolis and private equity at Granite Creek Partners in Chicago.