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Sevin Yeltekin—PhD, Rohet Tolani Distinguished Professor; Professor of Economics; Senior Associate Dean, Education at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business—will be the next dean of Simon Business School.
University Provost Rob Clark announced Yeltekin’s appointment, which will begin on July 1 with a five-year term.
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This appointment follows a national search led by executive search firm Isaacson Miller to identify a successor to Andrew Ainslie, who has led the school since 2014. The search committee was chaired by Jim Brickley, the Gleason Professor of Business Administration at Simon, and comprised of faculty, staff, students, and alumni representing a broad spectrum of the Simon community. In her new role Dean Yeltekin will oversee the administrative and academic functions of the school, shape the school’s vision and priorities, and serve as the leading advocate of its faculty, programs and students to alumni, the business community and other external constituencies.
Prior to joining the Tepper School, she was a member of the faculty at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She has served as an associate editor at four journals: Operations Research, Journal of Monetary Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics and Quantitative Economics.
“Dean Yeltekin’s extensive experience in innovation and business school administration will serve our business school well, and will help guide Simon into the future,” said Clark.
A highly respected macroeconomics scholar, she is well-known for her research in the design of sustainable monetary and fiscal policies in environments where policymakers and the public have informational asymmetry. Her research spans fiscal policy design, social insurance design, computational economics and asset pricing implications of macro policy. She co-founded and leads the Blockchain Initiative at Tepper, which brings together all of the school’s research, teaching and thought leadership on blockchain and cryptocurrencies under one umbrella.
She has been a member of the advisory board for the Carnegie Rochester NYU Series on Public Policy since 2012. The series has been a semi-annual event occurring on a rotating basis at each university and encourages the interchange of scientific ideas among analysts with different approaches, and gives greater understanding by academic economists of practitioner's environments.
Dean Yeltekin received her bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from Wellesley College, and master’s and PhD degrees in economics from Stanford University.
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