Fellows 2012-2013

Lakshmi Balachandra

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Babson College

Lakshmi Balachandra is a leading expert in improvisation, negotiation and entrepreneurial pitching. She is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College and as a WAPPP fellow she examines the impact of gender on entrepreneurial success in acquiring early-stage funding. More >

Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio

Joint postdoctoral fellow with the Program on Negotiations, HLS

Paola studies the effects of gender, culture and organizational behavior on international strategic alliances. At WAPPP, she will be exploring the role of gender in the quick services restaurant industry in China, India, Malaysia and Thailand. More >

Stephen Frost

Head of Diversity and Inclusion, London Olympics Committee

Stephen was Head of Diversity & Inclusion at the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd. At WAPPP, Stephen’s research will focus on diversity and inclusiveness during the planning of the London Games. More >

Laura Kray

Warren E. & Carol Spieker Professor of Leadership, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley

Laura focuses on gender and negotiations, and how counterfactual thinking (reflections on the past of "what might have been") influence creativity, analytical problem solving, learning from experience, and the creation of meaning in personal narratives. At WAPPP, she will be exploring the relationship between gender and the likelihood of being deceived in face-to-face negotiations. More >

Petra Persson

PhD Candidate in Economics, Columbia University

Petra studies familiy economics, development economics, and applied microeconomic theory. She has published working papers issues of trust, patterns of authority and coercion, and human sex trafficking. At WAPPP, she will be exploring the impact of poverty and spousal resource control on intra-household violence, information exchange and consumption. More >

Miriam Schwartz-Ziv

Visiting Assistant Professor, Northeastern University

Miriam's doctoral dissertation examined how economic models tally with the reality of the work of boards and what women directors bring to the table. At WAPPP, she will examine whether boards with at least three directors of each gender are more active and whether they have stronger firm performance. More >

Le Wang

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of New Hampshire

Le specializes in applied econometrics, labor economics and development economics, but has also been particularly interested in issues related to the gender gap. He has published papers on the gender earnings gap in China, and has noted the importance of the gender gap component in other areas of his research. More >

Alexandra van Geen

PhD candidate in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

During her fellowship at WAPPP, Alexandra’s research will focus on gender differences in individual judgment and decision-making, the design of interventions to improve diversity and experimental economics. More >

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