Business School Faculty Tenured in 2023
Silvia Bellezza, Associate Professor of Business, is a business and marketing scholar who studies consumer behavior and psychology. Her research focuses on status signaling in consumption. For example, some of her work has examined the dynamics of traditional status signals in the market, such as conventional luxury brands and products. She has also documented the evolution of alternative status symbols, such as conspicuous non-consumption, vintage, and sustainable luxury. Her work has been published regularly in top-tier journals while also garnering extensive coverage in popular media outlets.
Bellezza earned her PhD at Harvard Business School and worked in the marketing departments of L.V.M.H. which owns several leading luxury brands, and the yogurt company Dannon. She joined the Columbia faculty in 2015, earning tenure in 2023.
Wenxin Du, who is the Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, is a leader in international finance and financial intermediation, studies global currency and fixed income markets, financial regulations, and emerging market finance.
Among her research streams, Professor Du has studied failure of the textbook no-arbitrage principal post-Global Financial Crisis, the role of the dollar as a risk barometer in global capital markets, and local-currency denominated bond markets in emerging markets. Her current research focuses on various financial market frictions in global dollar funding markets.
Her research has been featured in Bloomberg, Financial Times, The Economist, and The Wall Street Journal. She also received several research awards for the publication, “Deviations from Covered Interest Rate Parity,” which is considered one of the most important studies examining the post-2008 regulatory impact on financial markets.
She received her PhD from Harvard University and has held appointments at the University of Chicago and the Federal Reserve System before joining Columbia’s tenured faculty in 2023.
Jesse Schreger, Associate Professor of Business is a leading international macroeconomist who focuses on global capital flows, tax havens, and sovereign debt.
Schreger co-founded and directs the Global Capital Allocation Project, a research lab that analyzes micro-level financial data to shed light on cross-border investment.
Among his important findings, he has demonstrated how international investors exhibit a preference for holding debt in their domestic currency. His work has appeared in top journals including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Political Economy.
Schreger earned his PhD at Harvard University, continuing there as an assistant professor, before joining the Columbia faculty in 2017, earning tenure in 2023.
Michael Slepian, Associate Professor of Business, is a leading expert on the psychology of secrets. He has published numerous journal articles as well as the 2022 book, The Secret Life of Secrets. Among his awards, Slepian received the Rising Star Award from the Association for Psychological Science in 2016. His work has been covered in major media outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.
Slepian received his PhD from Tufts University before joining the Columbia University faculty in 2016, earning tenure in 2023.
Adina D. Sterling
Adina D. Sterling, Katherine W. Phillips Associate Professor of Business, is an organizational theorist and economic sociologist who studies inequality in workplaces and markets, seeking to uncover why it persists despite efforts to address hiring and pay discrepancies. Grounded both in theory and rigorous empirical analysis, some of her findings point to actionable solutions, including internships as effective ways to reduce gender discrepancy in hiring. Sterling has published in leading management and science journals, while also garnering mainstream media outlets including the Wall Street Journal.
Sterling earned her PhD at Emory University and held appointments at Washington University in St. Louis and Stanford University before joining Columbia’s tenured faculty in 2023.