Active efforts to organize the Graduate School of Administration, as it was known in 1981, were launched under the leadership of Alexander F. McCalla, professor of agricultural economics and former dean of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. McCalla was asked to serve as the founding dean of the nascent program from 1979 to 1981. Together with a 13-member planning committee, McCalla was responsible for the School’s initial organization and development.
Research Expertise: Economics, strategy, public policy, competitive strategy, energy economics, public policy analysis, anti-trust policy, regulation
Consulting: Public utilities, telecommunications, wine industry, energy, strategy
Research Expertise: Consumer and firm behavior in banking markets, the design of sound public policy in banking
Associate Professor Victor Stango’s current research focuses on household financial decision making over both short- and long-term time horizons. His other current work, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, examines how information technology outsourcing affects firms and consumers in the financial services industry. Stango has also studied the credit card and ATM markets, and has a side interest in sports economics.
Ann Huff Stevens is director of the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis, professor of the Department of Economics, and became interim dean of the Graduate School of Management in October 2014.
Stevens’ current research includes studies of the relationship between job loss and health, the relationship between aggregate unemployment rates and mortality, and the returns to technical and vocational education