Columbia names three assistant professors

Columbia University has appointed Tatiana Mocanu, Sebastán Otero and Noémie Pinardon-Touati as assistant professors at the school’s Department of Economics.

The three academics will take up the posts in 2023 after completing postdoctoral research positions.

Pinardon-Touati joins Columbia this July after completing her PhD in finance at HEC Paris. Her main research fields are corporate finance and banking, and she has a particular interest in the interaction between public policy and corporate behavior.

Mocanu is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where her research focuses on the impact of firm practices and policy design on gender and racial inequalities in labor markets. She will spend the 2022-2023 academic year as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Stone Center at University College London, and will join the department at Columbia in fall 2023.

Otero will also join Columbia in 2023, after completing a one-year postdoctoral position at UC Berkeley. He is a PhD candidate at Stanford, where his research has focused on development economics and industrial organization.

Chair of Columbia’s Department of Economics Miguel Urquiola announced the appointments on Twitter.

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