The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School has named Valerie Suslow vice dean for faculty and research. She also will hold an appointment as a tenured professor. Suslow will start her role as vice dean on Aug. 1.
"Valerie Suslow is a proven leader and scholar who will enhance our vibrant faculty and school community. Her leadership will strengthen our growing faculty," says Bernie Ferrari, dean of the school.
Suslow will join Johns Hopkins from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where she has served as senior associate dean for MBA programs, professor of business economics and public policy, and the Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Business and Law. Before becoming senior associate dean, she held a number of leadership positions with the Ross School faculty.
Suslow's research has focused on the economics of explicit price fixing and cartel operations, specifically the determinants of cartel duration and how organizational features of cartels contribute to their stability. She also has examined the intersection of international cartel operations, antitrust policy, international trade policy, and the effects of cartels on developing countries.
She has authored numerous articles and book chapters, and her research has been published in journals including the International Journal of Industrial Organization, the *Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Economic Literature, Antitrust Law Journal, and the Journal of International Economic Law. She is a senior editor of the Antitrust Law Journal.
A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Suslow earned her doctorate in economics from Stanford University. Among the awards she has received are the Victor L. Bernard Faculty Award for Leadership in Teaching from the University of Michigan and the John M. Olin National Fellowship from the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Suslow succeeds Phillip Phan, who is stepping down as executive vice dean and will remain an active member of the school's full-time faculty as a professor. Phan's tenure with Carey dates back to the establishment of the school and includes a term as interim dean in 2011.
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