Directors

Rosett
Joshua Rosett, Ph.D.Director of the Financial Economics Institute

Joshua G. Rosett is the Curb Family Associate Professor of Business and Law and George R. Roberts Fellow, on the faculty of the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College. He is the director of the CMCs Financial Economics Institute, and editor of the Journal of Applied Finance. He has been at CMC since 2003. Before that he was on faculty at Tulane University, The University of Chicago, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He holds a B.A from the University of Chicago and both Masters and Ph.D. from Princeton University.  Professor Rosett’s research combines aspects of labor economics, finance and accounting, and he has published in top journals in all three fields, including the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, and Journal of Business & Economic Statistics. His main focus is on the valuation of human capital from the corporate perspective. He teaches courses in financial accounting and financial statement analysis, and at CMC he teaches in both undergraduates and in the Master’s Program in Finance.

 

George Batta, D.B.A., Associate Director of the Financial Economics Institute

George Batta is an Associate Professor of Economics-Accounting, on the faculty of the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College. He has served as the Associate Director of CMC’s Financial Economics Institute since 2016, and he has been a member of CMC’s faculty since 2007. Before that, he was on the faculty at the University of Southern California and served as an auditor and consultant, respectively, at Ernst & Young and NERA Economic Consulting. He holds an A.B. in political economy from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) from Harvard University. Professor Batta’s research focuses primarily on accounting information’s role in credit markets, but he has also contributed to research on both derivative instruments and political connections’ effect on accounting quality. His research has been published in top accounting journals, such as The Accounting Review and Contemporary Accounting Research. He teaches courses in financial accounting and financial statement analysis at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.