Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

Olin Business SchoolOlin Business School

​Faculty and Research


PhD students in the business economics program work with faculty engaged in diverse types of research. Some of this research is interdisciplinary, involving colleagues at other institutions as well as colleagues from other departments within Washington University. Recent faculty projects include:

  • Development of new methods of statistical inference for semi-parametric models, stochastic differential equations, and models of volatility with leverage
  • Investigation of the roles of teams in providing incentives
  • The effects on ATM charges of competition
  • Research on the economics of "has beens" in career structures
  • Research in both applied and theoretical game theory

The Business Economics faculty at Olin have been published in prestigious journals, including:

  • American Economic Review
  • Econometrica Theory
  • Journal of Business and Economic Statistics
  • Journal of Econometrics
  • Journal of Economic Theory
  • Journal of Political Economy


Endowed Professors

Siddhartha Chib
Harry C. Hartkopf Professor of Econometrics and Statistics
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Barton H. Hamilton

Robert Brookings Smith Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship
PhD, Stanford University

Glenn M. MacDonald

John M. Olin Professor of Business, Law and Economics
PhD, University of Rochester

Robert A. Pollak

Hernreich Distinguished Professor of Economics
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Associate Professors

Mariagiovanna Baccara

PhD, Princeton University

Assistant Professors

Joseph Cullen

PhD, University of Arizona

Ignacio Esponda

PhD, Stanford

Daniel Gottlieb


Bernardo Silveira

PhD, New York University

Senior Lecturers

John Horn

PhD, Harvard University

Adjunct and Other Faculty

Dan Ingberman

PhD, Carnegie Mellon University