Joshua Rosett, Ph.D. Director, 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, 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.
Nancy Faust Assistant to FEI Directors
Nancy Faust began working at Claremont McKenna College in 2002 as the Administrative Assistant in Faculty Support East, which supported the economics faculty. From 2008-2009, she worked as Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty supporting the Dean and the Associate and Assistant Deans, as well as performing numerous administrative duties in support of various faculty committees. In 2009, Ms. Faust began working as Supervisor of Academic Support Services, which falls under the umbrella of the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, again supporting economics faculty and the Chair of the department, in addition to supervising the staff of the Faculty Support West office. She also managed the daily operations of the Bauer copy/mail room along with overseeing many other administrative responsibilities.
Professor Murat Binay is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at CMC who has expertise in corporate finance, investments, and institutional investors.
Professor Richard Burdekin, Jonathan B. Lovelace Professor of Economics at Claremont McKenna College, specializes in money and banking.
Professor Matt Delventhal received his Ph.D. from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.His research interests are in the areas of Macroeconomics, Economic Geography and Trade.
Professor Gary Evans is the Ruth and Harvey Berry Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership at Harvey Mudd College. He specializes in enterprise and entrepreneurship, financial institutions, and small business development.
Professor Darren Filson, Associate Professor of Economics at Claremont McKenna College and Director of Graduate Programs at the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, specializes in industrial organization and corporate policy.
Professor Ananda Ganguly, the Morcos Massoud Associate Professor of Accounting at CMC, has interests in behavioral accounting and economic decision-making and specializes in investors’ and accountants’ decision-making. He also specializes on the interface between individual decision-making and aggregate market outcomes.
Julio Garín received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. His primary area of research is macroeconomics.
Professor Benjamin Gillen received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego. His research interests center on two very distinct classes of inferential questions: Econometric methods for economic experiments and behavioral economic models and Inference in high-dimensional settings with applications to industrial organization and finance.
Professor Laura Grant is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Claremont McKenna College and specializes in environmental and public economics.
Professor Eric Helland, William F. Podlich Professor of Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College, specializes in law and economics and industrial organization.
Professor Eric Hughson, the Don and Lorraine Freeberg Professor of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College, specializes in financial economics. He is also the current Chair of the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance.
Professor Matthew Magilke is an Associate Professor of Economics-Accounting at CMC and specializes in capital markets and empirical financial accounting research.
Professor Marc Massoud is the Robert A. Day Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Director of the Accounting Program at Claremont McKenna College, and specializes in financial accounting.
Professor Lisa Meulbroek is the Fritz B. Burns Professor of Finance at Claremont McKenna College, and specializes in executive compensation, risk management, and insider trading.
Professor Gary Smith is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Economics at Pomona College, and specializes in investments, financial markets, and statistics.
Janet Kilholm Smith is the Von Tobel Professor of Economics at Claremont McKenna College, specializes in industrial organization and new venture finance. She is also the Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Professor Angela Vossmeyer joined the Robert Day School in 2015 after receiving her Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests include: econometrics, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC), and banking.
Thomas Willett is the Horton Professor of Economics, holding joint appointments at Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate University. He specializes in international finance and public policy.
Fan Yu, the Gordon C. Bjork Professor of Financial Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow at CMC, has interests in investments, derivatives, fixed income securities, credit risk modeling, fixed income and credit arbitrage strategies, credit and operational risk management, corporate governance and the cost of debt, and real options.
Paul Zak is Professor of Economics at the School of Politics and Economics and the Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies, both at the Claremont Graduate University. He specializes in neuroeconomics, macroeconomics, finance and General Equilibrium Theory.