Researcher on the rise

Young economist Andrew Hanson is making his mark

Tucked away in a modest office on the fifth floor of David A. Straz Hall, Dr. Andrew Hanson spends a lot of time thinking about space. The associate professor of economics is interested in spatial economics – that is, the study of how relative distance affects economic policy. And at just 34 years old, Hanson is making an indelible thumbprint on his discipline, with research capturing the attention of respected national media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, among others.

It’s two of his most recent studies that are making headlines. In separate research reports Hanson examined the Mortgage Interest Deduction, one of the largest expenditures in the U.S. tax code and often billed as a lure toward homeownership. But for the majority of Americans, he says, it’s merely a mirage.

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Supply Chain prof Bastl honored for Top 3 research paper for 2013

Dr. Marko Bastl, assistant professor of supply chain management, has been named a finalist for the 2013 Harold E. Fearon Best Paper Award, which honors the top research article published in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, a premier journal that accepts only about 8 percent of submissions. Bastl’s paper, “Who’s Seeking Whom? Coalition Behavior of a Weaker Player in Buyer-Supplier Relationships,” is one of three finalists for the award.

Marquette real estate students win regional case competition

A team of Marquette Business real estate students took first-place honors at the NAIOP Minnesota University Challenge regional case competition earlier this month. The students bested teams from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Minnesota, St. Cloud State University, the University of St. Thomas and the University of Northern Iowa.





Matteo Arena, associate professor of finance, gave his reasoning for why not all sports lessons apply to the corporate world. Arena said, "It's well known that some investors are not rational, but almost anybody would agree that very few sports fans are rational."
Story aired on NPR's MarketPlace, including affiliates KPCC-FM (FM 89.3), WYPR-FM (FM 88.1) and WUWM-FM (FM 89.7) and others nationwide, April 22, 2014

David Krause, director of the Applied Investment Management program, joined several students who spoke to CNBC's Rick Santelli in New York City about getting a job on Wall Street, ethics in the workplace and green energy.
Story aired on CNBC-TV, March 28, 2014

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, commented on the optimism of the nation's employment growth. "Now that the weather-related weakness is behind us, we expect monthly gains in payroll employment to remain close to the 200,000 mark, driving the unemployment rate gradually lower," Chowdhury said.
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 5, 2014

University honors outstanding Marquette Business alumni

At its annual Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 24-26, Marquette University honored nine Marquette Business alumni for their professional and personal achievements and support of the university. All-University Award recipients who are business alumni include Alumna of the Year Rhona E. Vogel, Service to Marquette Award winner Lawrence M. Kean and Spirit of Marquette Award winner Frank J. Esposito, Jr.

Marquette Business award recipients are Distinguished Alumnus of the Year James D. O’Rourke, Professional Achievement Award winner Ginger L. Gorden, Entrepreneurial Award winner Mark F. Santacrose, Service Award winner Dr. Frank R. Probst, and Young Alumni of the Year Award winners Mark A. Schoenfelder and Sarah Swearingen Schoenfelder.




Accounting alumnus named CFO of the Year

Jonathan Sohn, a 1995 accounting alumnus and senior vice president and chief financial officer for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, was named CFO of the Year by the Business Journal of Milwaukee. In its fifth year recognizing southeast Wisconsin’s accomplished CFOs, the Business Journal honored Sohn in the Large Private Companies ($250 million+) category.

EMBA alumna named executive director of nation’s largest youth orchestra

Linda Edelstein, a 2011 executive MBA alumna, has been named executive director of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, the largest youth orchestra in the United States. She leaves her role as the chief operating officer for the United Performing Arts Fund.