April 29, 2004 • Volume 12 Number 16

Welcome Additions

Assoc. Prof. Luisa Lambertini (Economics) PhD, University of California at Berkeley

Fields of interest: Monetary-fiscal interactions; design of monetary and fiscal institutions to achieve desirable economic outcomes.

Courses: Macro Economics; International Finance; Topics in Political Economy.

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Lambertini, one of three Italian economists to join the Boston College faculty this year, is particularly interested in applying her research to the newly formed Economic and Monetary Union of Europe. A former member of the economics faculty at the University of California at Los Angeles, she also taught as a visiting professor at Princeton University and received a faculty grant from the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation from University of California, San Diego. Lambertini is a graduate of Universita' degli Studi di Bologna in Italy, earned her master's degree in economics at the University of Warwick in England and completed her doctoral work at the University of California at Berkeley, where she was named that university's outstanding graduate instructor in 1993.

Assoc. Prof. Kathleen Seiders (CSOM)

PhD, Texas A&M University

Fields of interest: Retailing strategy; services marketing; food marketing.

Courses: Marketing (graduate); Services Marketing.

Seiders joined the Carroll School of Management Marketing faculty this past fall after teaching marketing for eight years at Babson College. Prior to her studies at Texas A&M University, where she was affiliated with the school's Center for Retailing Studies, Seiders had a 10-year career in food retailing, with a focus on operations management. Her views on retailing and marketing have been published and broadcast in a wide range of national publications and outlets, ranging from Inc. Magazine to CBS-TV's "60 Minutes." She is currently co-chairing the upcoming American Marketing Association Winter Educators' Conference to be held in San Antonio in 2005. Seiders holds a bachelor's degree from Hunter College and an MBA from Babson.

Asst. Prof. Richard C. Hanna (CSOM)

PhD, Boston University

Fields of interest: Math modeling; promotions and time limits; e-commerce; pricing strategy; sales force management; distribution channels.

Courses: Marketing Research (graduate and undergraduate).

Hanna's primary research focus is on the influence of time and urgency on purchase behavior, especially in on-line environments, and the impact of waiting times and variances in the order of timed events affects perceptions and attitudes toward a product or service. He earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Boston University, receiving his DBA from BU's School of Management last spring. In addition to teaching at BU, he has been a senior pricer and quantitative specialist for Strategic Pricing Group in Waltham, Mass., which develops pricing models for Fortune 100 clients.

Asst. Prof. Tieying Yu (CSOM)

PhD, Texas A&M University

Fields of Interest: Competitive dynamics and competitor analysis; global strategy and competition; technological innovation and diffusion.

Courses: Strategy and Policy; Global Strategy.

Yu brings international business experience as well as strong academic credentials to the Carroll School of Management's Strategic Management faculty. A graduate of Nankai University in China, she added a master's degree in economics at that nation's Fudan University. She was manager of the Bank of China's International Settlement Department and chief dealer of money market trading at Shanghai Pudong Development Bank before returning to academia to study for her doctorate. While at Texas A&M, Yu co-authored papers on international strategic trade policy and changes in corporate reputation that were included in "Best Paper Proceedings" by the Academy of Management in 2001 and 2002, respectively.

"Welcome Additions," an occasional feature, profiles new faculty members at Boston College.

-Reid Oslin

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