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Selected PhD Alumni

PhD in Management and Economics on Organizational and Institutional Outliers

Thomas Niederkofler

I am an Assistant Professor in Accounting at the Department of Economics and Business Economics at Radboud University, Netherlands. I received my PhD from unibz in 2018. During my studies I’ve visited the University of British Columbia, Canada and the University of Tasmania, Australia. My research interests include, but are not limited to, corporate earnings management, intangible assets, and equity valuation.

Mario Huzel

I am an associate expert at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations in New York. My main research interests are in the intersection between international finance and macroeconomics, the economics of small open economies, and the economics of structural change and development. Prior to joining the United Nations, I studied international economics at the universities of Heidelberg, Freiburg, and Buenos Aires and completed my PhD at unibz.

Abeer Pervaiz

I hold a PhD in Management and Economics and am currently working as a researcher at unibz. I hold a MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and a Bachelor in Finance (Hons) from Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan. My research interests include entrepreneurship, management and strategy.

Siavash Farahbakhsh

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Social Sciences Unit of the Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO), Belgium. My main focus is on providing policy-supportive scientific research and the associated public service to create sustainable agriculture and fisheries from an economic and social perspective. I hold an MSc in Management Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and I received my PhD degree in 2019 from unibz.