We were saddened to learn today of the death of David Swensen, Yale’s legendary chief investment officer. Swensen was a longtime lecturer at Yale SOM and a mentor to the many SOM graduates who have become leaders in the endowment management field.
With all that transpired in 2020 it would have been understandable to see a drop off in people keen to dedicate their time to the Yale SOM Alumni Advisory Board. Instead, it reminded of the well-known adage “For God, for Country, for Yale”.
Professor Fiona Scott Morton and Nathan Shekita ’20 won the 2021 National Institute for Health Care Management Research Award for their paper “Surprise! Out-of-Network Billing for Emergency Care in the United States.”
In the Modeling Managerial Decisions course, Deputy Dean Anjani Jain focuses on creating analytical models to help guide managers, while Professor Nathan Novemsky uses behavioral science to help students understand the various habits, biases, and motivations that influence our decisions.
A.J. Wasserstein has spent the last four years helping Yale SOM students discover avenues for entrepreneurship that reflect their aspirations and values. Several have launched search funds, which allow an aspiring CEO to raise money through investors and purchase a company to lead.