Wachovia Awards Darden Faculty for Excellence in Research Development

01/12/2010

At the Darden School of Business, faculty members use research to drive innovation in the corporate world as well as in the classroom. The Wachovia Awards for Research Excellence recognize Darden faculty members as leaders in developing cutting-edge research. The awards were intended to encourage faculty to submit their world-class research for publication in influential journals and books. 

Darden Professor Elena Loutskina received the Wachovia Award for Research Excellence for Significant Publication in a Peer-reviewed, Discipline-based Journal for her paper, “Securitization and the Declining Impact of Bank Finance on Loan Supply: Evidence from Mortgage Originations.” Co-authored with Philip E. Strahan, the paper was published in the April 2009 edition of The Journal of Finance.

Francis E. Warnock, Paul M. Hammaker Associate Professor of Business Administration, also received the Wachovia Award for Research Excellence for Significant Publication in a Peer-reviewed, Discipline-based Journal for his paper, “Cross-Border Return Differentials,” co-authored with Stephanie E. Curcuru and Tomas Dvorak. Warnock’s paper appeared in the November 2008 edition of The Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Paul W. Farris, Landmark Communications Professor of Business Administration, and Phillip E. Pfeifer, Richard S. Reynolds Professor of Business Administration, both received the Wachovia Award for Research Excellence for Significant Publication Aimed Directly at the Practicing Manager for their work entitled, “Marketing Metrics: The Definitive Guide to Measuring Marketing Performance.”

Darden Professor Edward D. Hess received the Wachovia Award for Research Excellence for Significant Publication Aimed Directly at the Practicing Manager for his work entitled, “Smart Growth: Building an Enduring Business by Managing the Risks of Growth.”

Saras D. Sarasvathy, Isidore Horween Research Associate Professor of Business Administration, also received the Wachovia Award for Research Excellence for Significant Publication Aimed Directly at the Practicing Manager for her work entitled, “Effectuation: Elements of Entrepreneurial Expertise.”

Wachovia established an endowment in 1982 to fund research and case development awards at Darden. The awards recognize faculty for the creation of world-class, vibrant course materials, as well as teaching notes that inform other instructors how to make the most of the cases in the classroom.

The awards alternate each year between recognition of course materials and honoring faculty for their outstanding research.

For questions or information, contact communication@darden.virginia.edu or a member of the Communication team.

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