NYU Stern Dean Peter Blair Henry was recently awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal at NYU’s annual Financial Services Dinner, held on February 26th, 2015. NYU’s Foreign Policy Association (FPA) awards this prestigious honor to leading practitioners of foreign policy and researchers or teachers in the area of U.S. foreign policy.
According to FPA President Noel V. Lateef, Dean Henry was awarded the medal “in recognition of his dynamic and visionary leadership of the Stern School of Business, which is preparing future business leaders for an increasingly globalized economy.”
Other medals were also awarded to Peter G. Petersen, Chairman of Peter G. Petersen Foundation and Mark E. Kingdon, CEO of Kingdon Capital Management, LLC.
Suzan Sabancı Dinçer, Chairman and Executive Board Member, Akbank; Michael Sabia, President and CEO, La Caisse; and Bruce Van Saun, Chairman and CEO, Citizens Financial Group, Inc. were also honored with the Corporate Social Responsibility Award.
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NYU Stern Dean Peter Blair Henry was recently elected to join Citigroup’s Board of Directors, and will begin his service this summer. As an independent director, Dean Henry will offer his authority and expertise in emerging market economies to Citigroup.
“Peter’s expertise in the economics of emerging markets and his unique perspective that spans the public sector, academia and business make him a valuable addition to Citi,” said Citi Chairman Michael E. O’Neill. “We are pleased to have Peter join our Board of Directors, and know that Citi will benefit greatly from his insights.”
To read Citigroup’s press release, please click here.
NYU Stern Professor Srikanth Jagabathula was recently awarded the Faculty Early Career Development Award by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
This highly competitive and prestigious award recognized Professor Jagabathula as a junior faculty who exemplified “the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research.”
As part of his award, Professor Jagabathula will receive $500,000 to continue his research in data-driven modeling and learning techniques to improve the accuracy of operational decision making.
“We are proud of Professor Jagabathula’s research and the recognition it has received from the National Science Foundation,” said Peter Henry, dean of NYU Stern. “This award speaks to the quality and impact of his work as well as NYU Stern’s leadership in research at the intersection of data mining, business intelligence, and digital information.”
Professor Jagabathula is currently a professor in the Information, Operations, & Management Sciences (IOMS) department. He also serves as a Faculty Affiliate at the NYU Stern Center for Business Analytics and the NYU Center for Data Science.
To read the press release and learn more about Professor Jagabathula’s research, please click here.
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In a recent op-ed on the New York Times, NYU Stern Dean Peter Blair Henry examined the importance of economists in today’s financial landscape. The article, titled “Economists Need to Analyze and Explain, Don’t Prognosticate” discussed how economists can succeed by employing historical data, rather than making short-term predictions.
“Economists who tailor their advice to ideology rather than reason earn their maligned status, contributing more noise to a political echo chamber. But economists also fail when they attempt to predict short-term business cycles, a task for which the discipline is ill equipped. By trying to time booms and busts the way meteorologists forecast weather, a handful of economists have generated unrealistic expectations about what they can and should do. Little surprise, then, that we’re caught in a public shouting match over why few, if any, economists called the end of the Great Moderation.”
To read the entire article on the New York Times, please click here.