Emerging Markets Institute Faculty & Staff


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Lourdes Casanova

Gail and Roberto Cañizares Director (607) 254 1656
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Anne Miroux

Faculty Fellow, Emerging Markets Institute, Former Director of the Division on Technology and Logistics at United Nations Committee of Trade and Development


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Sara Alex

Program Assistant
Daniel dos Anjos

Daniel dos Anjos

Program and Research Coordinator
Mihika Badjate

Mihika Badjate

Program and Research Assistant

Mihika Badjate is a sophomore studying economics in the College of Arts & Sciences. Other than emerging markets, her interests include reading, hiking, traveling, and learning new languages.

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Shailja Bang

Research Assistant

Andrew J. Foley

Ph.D. candidate
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Victoria Gong

Research Assistant
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Celine Ha

Program Assistant

Gautam Jain

Research Fellow
Mumuksha Khicha

Mumuksha Khicha

Project Manager

Mumuksha hails from Jaipur (fondly known as the Pink City) in India where she completed her Masters in Psychology cum laude and has been involved with various mental health campaigns. As Project Manager at the Emerging Markets Institute, she is facilitating ‘t-time’ chats, working to augment EMI’s social media presence, actively connecting with industry leaders and Cornell alums to broaden EMI’s global network, and coordinating various other events. On the personal front, she is an ardent follower of Jainism whose interests includes  cooking vegetarian dishes, singing and upping her board games’ skills.

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Eunbin Kim

Program Assistant
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Andrew H. Lim

Program Assistant
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Ravin Nanda

Research Assistant
Vineetha Pachava

Vineetha Pachava

Program and Research Assistant

Vineetha Pachava is a sophomore studying applied economics and management, concentrating in international trade and development and finance. Her interests include emerging markets, macroeconomics, public policy, and finance. 

Vritika Patni

Vritika Patni

Program and Research Assistant

Vritika Patni is a sophomore studying Economics and Statistics. She interned with the EMI over her freshman summer, and has since continued her involvement as Program Coordinator and research assistant. Her interests include research, finance, and outreach.

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Kalea Ponce

Program Assistant
Sri Ravisankar

Shruthisri (Sri) Ravisankar

Research Assistant

Daniela Santoiemma

Program Assistant
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Ezgi Yilmaz

Program Assistant

Faculty Fellow

Johnson Women in Business (JWIB)

Randy L. Allen

Senior Lecturer Strategy Physics, Cornell University – Teaching interests project courses with multi-national companies, Significant international consulting and management experience with Deloitte Consulting. 607.255.0072
Arnab Basu

Arnab Basu

Director of Graduate Studies for Applied Economics and Management 607.255.6280
Ya-Ru Chen

Ya-Ru Chen

Academic Dean for China Initiatives and Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management 607.255.1974

Lin William Cong

Associate Professor at Cornell University and Faculty Director of the FinTech at Cornell Initiative

Glen W.S. Dowell

Professor and Area Coordinator for Management and Organizations 607.255.3800
Gustavo A. Flores-Macías

Gustavo A. Flores-Macías

Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs and Associate Professor

Vishal Gaur

Emerson Professor of Manufacturing Management, MPS Program Director in Business Analytics, and Department Editor, Operations Management Department, Management Science 607.255.6755
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Nagesh Gavirneni

Professor of operations management 607.254.6776
R. Richard Geddes

R. Richard Geddes

Professor and Founding Director of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy Policy Analysis and Management 607-379-8298
Ming Huang

Ming Huang

Professor of Finance, Cornell , and China Europe International Business School Shanghai, China 607.255.9594
Andrew Karolyi

Andrew Karolyi

Charles Field Knight Dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business; Harold Bierman, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Management, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management 607.255.2153

Shanjun Li

Associate Professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and Co-director, Cornell Institute for China Economic Research 607.255.1832

Mark B. Milstein

Clinical Professor and Director, Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise 607.255.4982

Maureen O'Hara

Robert W. Purcell Professor of Finance 607.255.3645

Eswar Prasad

Nandlal P. Tolani Senior Professor of International Trade Policy 607.255.5687

Vithala R. Rao

Deane W. Malott Professor of Management, Professor of Marketing 607.255.3987

John Tobin-de la Puente

Dyson School Professor of Practice in Sustainability and CEMS Program Director 607.255.7470

Wesley David Sine

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute director, and professor of management and organizations 607.254.1336
Christopher Marquis

Christopher Marquis

Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise 607.255.1584
Young-Hoon Park

Young-Hoon Park

Sung-Whan Suh Professor of Management and a professor of marketing 607.255.3217

Visiting Scholars

Heloisa Menezes, Visiting Scholar, has a master`s degree in Sciences of Agricultural Development from Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro and a bachelor in Economics from Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Minas Gerais.

Her career is dedicated to Brazilian economic and industrial development, having held prominent positions such as interim President and Technical Director at Sebrae – the Brazilian Service for Small Businesses, Secretary for Development of Production at the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), and Director of Institutional Relations at CNI – National Confederation of Industries.

Research Fellows

Peter Cornelius, Managing Director, AlpInvest Partners

Nathalia Foditsch, Google PhD Fellow, Research interests: internet and telecom law and policy, market power in the ICT industries, social and economic effects of new technology related business models.

Gustavo Guimaraes, University of Lille 1 Sciences and Technology, Research interest: IT entrepreneur specialized in information intelligence and analytics.

Henning Hoeber, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, Research interests: corporate strategy and mergers & acquisitions, with a special focus on institutions from emerging markets.

Evodio Kaltenecker, BBS Business School, Research interests: strategy, corporate strategy, innovation, multinationals from emerging markets, country analysis and political risk in Latin American and global value chains.

Barbara Marchiori de Assis, Universidad ESAN, Research interests: Internet Policy and Law in Latin America and the Caribbean

Sachin Gupta, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

“The Emerging Markets Institute has attracted outstanding faculty who are true leaders in their fields of study.”

Sachin Gupta, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs