Teaching

 


PhD Students


I served as the advisor for several PhD students and postdocs, in particular:


Regina Seibel is a PhD student in economics at University of Zürich and Yale who is on the academic job market this year.


Yifei Zhang was a PhD student in finance at Toulouse and Yale. He is now an assistant professor at Peking University (HSBC Business School).


Weicheng Min was a PhD student in economics at Yale. He is now an assistant professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.


Frédéric Schneider was a postdoc at Yale University and first accepted a position at University of Cambridge Judge Business School.


Jim Ostler was a PhD student at UCLA Anderson and first accepted a position as assistant professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.


George Georgiadis was a PhD student at UCLA Anderson and first accepted a position as post-doc at Caltech followed by a position as assistant professor at the Department of Economics at Boston University. He is now at Northwestern Kellogg.


Shaun Davies was a PhD student at UCLA Anderson and first accepted a position as assistant professor at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder where he is now a tenured faculty member.


Shogo Hamasaki was a PhD student at UCLA and first accepted a position Analysis Group where he is now a Vice President.


PhD Courses


I recently taught a PhD course in Emerging Issues in Competition Economics and Antitrust. If you want the tex files, send me an email.


At UCLA (Anderson & Economics) I taught a popular PhD course in Organizational Economics. The syllabus is a bit dated.


MBA and Executive Education


Since arriving at Yale SOM I have won the Elective Teaching Award in every year of eligibility (2014, 2018). I was chosen as one of Poets and Quants Best 40 Under 40 business school professors in the world and named as one of the best Yale SOM professors.

Together with Kevin Williams and Fiona Scott Morton I teach the elective courses in Competitive Strategy (MGT 525) and Competition Economics & Policy (MGT 589).

Together with Shane Frederick I teach the elective course in Behavioral Economics (MGT 854) which is also integrated with Nick Barberis's Behavioral Finance course.

I have taught several executive education sessions on competitive strategy, antitrust, executive compensation, and behavioral finance.

I co-authored a case on Prodigy Finance which funds educational loans to university students. The case was chosen as one of the most popular case studies of 2019.


Twitter


I tweet about teaching- and research-related issues at the Twitter handle @florianederer. One of my favorite policy issues is the increasing consolidation of the US ski resort industry and the rising cost of US resort skiing. Luckily, backcountry skiing is only mildly affected by this trend.


The Wire


In my teaching I draw on economics and strategy examples from the television drama series The Wire, in particular the character Stringer Bell. Over the years many students and faculty colleagues have asked for more of these extracts. If you would like to have the complete list (including clips from Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Allen Iverson, The Daily Show and some game shows) please feel free to email me. Here is some press coverage of my teaching using clips from The Wire.


Porter's 5 Forces vs Barbra Streisand


To make the 5 Forces framework particularly memorable I produced the following video remix of Duck Sauce's dance hit "Barbra Streisand" for my competitive strategy class at UCLA.



Happy Teaching!