Appointments ensure business school goes from strength to strength

Monash Business School is strengthening its position as one of the world's leading academies of scholarship with the appointment of five new professors over the next 12 months.

Professor Gavin Jack started in the Department of Management in March, while Professor Dianne Cook, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, will commence in July, Professor Yves Zenou, Department of Economics, in September, Professor Andrew Jones, Centre for Health Economics, in October, and Professor Stephen Brown, Department of Banking and Finance, in January 2016.

New professorial appointments

Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching Dr Nell Kimberley said the new appointments would further strengthen both the research and teaching outcomes for the Business School.

"All are outstanding academics and their extensive knowledge in their respective fields will further enhance the School's position as a world-leading business institution, and continue to develop the opportunities offered to our students," Dr Kimberley said.

Professor Jack comes to the University after six years at the La Trobe Business School. His academic interests and experience span both management and marketing, with particular research interests including intercultural communication, organisational identity and international business.

He is an associate editor of the journal Organization, and sits on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Management, International Marketing Review and Consumption, Markets and Culture. 

Recognised as a world leader in data visu­al­isa­tion, particularly for her work on interac­tive graph­ics, Professor Cook's previous academic role was as professor of statistics at Iowa State University. Her research interests include data visualisation, exploratory data analysis, multivariate methods, data mining and statistical computing. An enthusiastic teacher and doctoral supervisor, Professor Cook will play a key role in further develop­ing busi­ness analytics at Monash.

Professor Zenou, currently professor of economics at Stockholm University, has held previous academic and research roles at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Southampton, and CORE, Belgium.

His research is both theoretical and empirical and his broad interests include: social interactions and network theory, search and matching theory, urban economics, segregation and discrimination of ethnic minorities, identity and assimilation of immigrants, criminality and education.

Professor Zenou is the current editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics, and associate editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Public Economic Theory, the Journal of Urban Economics, the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, the IZA Journal of Migration, and Annals of Economics and Statistics.

All are outstanding academics and their extensive knowledge in their respective fields will further enhance the School's position as a world-leading business institution, and continue to develop the opportunities offered to our students.

Dr Nell Kimberley

Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching

Professor Jones is currently the Head of the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York, and is research director of the Health, Econometrics and Data Group.

He researches in the area of micro-econometrics and health economics with particular interests in the determinants of health, the economics of addiction and socioeconomic inequalities in health and health care.

Professor Jones is a joint editor of Health Economics and organises the European Workshops on Econometrics and Health Economics.

He has been a member of the executive board of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) and is co-chair of its Arrow Award committee. He is president-elect of the newly formed European Association of Health Economics (EuHEA).

A leading international academic in finance, and Monash alumnus, Professor Brown will spend four months each year at Monash Business School while transitioning to emeritus status as the David S Loeb Chair of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business, where he will be spending the remainder of the year.Professor Brown was recently appointed Executive Editor of the Financial Analysts Journal. As well as serving on a number of editorial boards, Professor Brown was a founding editor of the Review of Financial Studies (A*), and is currently managing editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (A*).