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Cristian Dezsö

Cristian Dezsö

MBA Director, DC Weekend Program

Associate Professor

Ph.D., New York University

  • Logistics, Business and Public Policy
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    3347 Van Munching Hall

    Cristian Dezső is an Associate Professor in the Logistics, Business and Public Policy department at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business, an M.A. in economics from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and a B.A. in business from the “Babeș-Bolyai” University in Cluj, Romania. Prior to joining the Smith School, he was an associate with the economic consulting firm Cornerstone Research in Washington DC. Cristian is an award-winning instructor and teaches the core Global Economic Environment course and the Public Policy and Business Opportunities elective in the MBA program. His research examines the impact of top managers on firm policies and performance, with a particular emphasis on gender-related issues. In addition, his applied game theory research examines issues related to firm reputation, technology adoption, and international firm expansion. His research appears in leading academic journals like the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Strategic Management JournalJournal of Financial Economics, and Administrative Science Quarterly, and has been widely featured in media such as New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, and McKinsey Quarterly.

    Strategy, Industrial Organization, Corporate Governance.

    News

    Counterintuitive Ways to Close the Gender Pay Gap

    SMITH BRAIN TRUST — On Women’s Equality Day last week at the White House, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, General Motors and other big U.S.…

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    A Hidden Quota on Female Leaders

    When a company promotes a woman to its top management team for the first time, you might expect the following to happen: The company…

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    The Hidden Quota for Women at the Top

    Companies work fairly hard to place one woman — but only one — in a top management position, according to research by Cristian Dezső, an…

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    Research

    A Tool for Closing the Gender Pay Gap

    Quantitative Instrument Helps Firms Find the Right Balance

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    Insights

    The Way Forward

    COVID-19 Widened Existing Inequities for Career Women. Here’s How We Get Back on Track.

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    How Risk and Gender Affect Fund Manager Performance

    What research reveals about female fund managers

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    Why Women-Led Hedge Funds Love Risk

    New Research Reveals 'Safe Haven' Effect

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