New Faculty 2021-2022

NYU Stern's more than 300 faculty members include current and past presidents of academic associations and award-winning authors. Over the last decade, the creation of an unprecedented number of endowed chairs and named professorships has been instrumental in attracting to Stern top-tier senior faculty from the world's leading research institutions. Stern's junior faculty is also widely regarded as one of the finest in the nation.

Assistant Professors

Giulia Brancaccio

Giulia Brancaccio

Giulia Brancaccio is Assistant Professor of Economics. Brancaccio received her B.S. in Economics at Bocconi University and her Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.

Brancaccio’s research focuses on industrial organization. In her work, she combines theoretical and empirical analysis to examine the functioning and failures of decentralized markets, ranging from bond markets to transportation. As an example, in recent work she exploits detailed data on transportation contracts along with satellite data on exact ship locations to investigate the impact of the international shipping industry on international trade. In a different project, she leverages rich data on trading in the US municipal bond market to study the benefits of product standardization in this market.

Prior to joining NYU, Brancaccio was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Cornell University.

Elynn Chen

Elynn Chen

Elynn Chen is Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations, and Statistics. Chen received her Ph.D. in Statistics from Rutgers University, B.A. in Economics from Peking University, and B.S. in Computer Science from Tsinghua University.

Chen is generally interested in developing novel methodologies for data-driven decision-making and complex time series analysis, with applications in business, economics, and health care. Her work has been applied to international trade, corporate finance, clinical dynamic treatments, and has been recognized by NSF postdoctoral research award.

Prior to joining NYU, Chen worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University, and Open AI.

April Gu

April Gu

April Gu is Clinical Assistant Professor of Business and Society. She received her undergraduate degree from the NYU Stern School of Business and her law degree from the NYU School of Law.

Gu’s research examines the impact of corporate activism and international law on human rights outcomes in different sectors. Prior to joining the faculty full-time, she served as Associate Director at the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. She was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to China and has published on gender, economic development, and social change.

Prior to joining NYU, she was an associate in the New York and Singapore offices of an international law firm, where she focused on the financing of infrastructure and energy projects throughout Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the United States.

Divya Singhvi

Divya Singhvi

Divya Singhvi is Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations, and Statistics. Singhvi received his B.S. in Operations Research and Engineering from Cornell University and Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT.

Singhvi’s research lies at the intersection of machine learning and operations management, and he has worked on problems related to optimal demand learning, pricing, recommendations, and logistics in the context of online and offline retail operations.

Prior to joining NYU, Singhvi spent one year at IBM Research as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the IBM Research AI Residency program.

Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty

Navin Chopra

Navin Chopra is Clinical Professor of Finance. He received his Ph.D. from University of Michigan, his M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, and his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Chopra’s area of expertise is in corporate finance, fixed-income securities, derivatives, valuation, equity instruments, venture capital markets, buyouts and other leveraged transactions, investments, and corporate finance.

Prior to returning to NYU, he was on the faculty at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management for ten years and Columbia University for four years. Chopra had been employed at NYU Stern School of Business between 1997-2007. Chopra has also taught at numerous financial institutions in the New York area.