Fall 2019

Torben Iversen

Torben Iversen

Interim Director, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (fall 2019-spring 2020); Faculty Associate. Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Torben Iversen is a Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy in the Government Department at Harvard University. His research and teaching interests include comparative political economy, electoral politics, and applied formal theory. He is the author of Democracy and Prosperity: Reinventing Capitalism through a Turbulent Century (Princeton UP 2019) (with David Soskice), Women, Work, and Politics: The Political Economy of Gender Inequality (Yale UP 2010) (with Frances Rosenbluth), Capitalism, Democracy, and Welfare (Cambridge UP 2005), and Contested Economic Institutions (Cambridge UP 1999). He is also the author or co-author of many articles on comparative politics and political economy in leading social science journals and edited volumes. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been a Hoover National Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a BP Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics.
Catherine Nehring

Catherine Nehring

Coordinator, STAR Lab; Coordinator, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center; Assistant to Professor Michael J. Hiscox.

Catherine Nehring is the Coordinator of SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. She has been with SCANCOR since before the grand opening at Harvard in 2016.

Catherine has been Professor Michael J. Hiscox's Faculty Assistant since 2012 and the Coordinator of STAR Lab since 2013. She has been at Harvard University for ten years, and she worked at the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College for four years prior to that. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Yury Kucheev

Yury Kucheev

Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (fall 2019). Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Industrial Economics and Management, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Yury Kucheev is a researcher in finance at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Yury’s research is funded by the Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation. He investigates the performance measurements in financial industry, focusing on the impact of MiFID II legislation and functions that financial analysts play on the market as well as on the performance of active fund managers. His ongoing research projects include: “The impact of MiFID II legislation on Financial Markets: Who benefits from the ‘unbundling rule’?”, “Returns- and holdings-based methods of forecasting the performance of mutual fund managers: Can machine learning aid to select winners?” and “Rankings of financial analysts and mutual fund managers.”
Vivian Anette Lagesen

Vivian Anette Lagesen

Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (fall 2019). Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Vivian Anette Lagesen is a sociologist and Professor in Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Her current research is a study on gender balance and diversity in academia, with a particular focus on department heads, management and inclusion strategies. Previous research has been a study of knowledge management, learning and policymaking in urban sustainability in national and local governments; a qualitative comparative study of gender, knowledge management and home-work balance in the software engineering industry in Norway, Malaysia and the US; a study of environmental knowledge management and learning in engineering consultant companies, and studies of inclusion of women to higher education in computer science. Lagesen is mainly working with qualitative studies.
Jon E. B. Lervik

Jon E.B. Lervik

Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (fall 2019-spring 2020). Associate Professor, Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, BI Norwegian Business School.
Juho Lindman

Juho Lindman

Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (spring 2019-fall 2019). Associate Professor; Director, Blockchain Lab, Applied IT, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Juho Lindman is an associate professor at the Department of Applied IT and the director of the University of Gothenburg Blockchain Lab. Before joining the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, Lindman was an assistant professor of information systems science at the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland.

Lindman received a PhD from the Aalto University School of Economics, Helsinki, and holds the title of Docent of Openness in Systems Development and Use in Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Oulu, Finland. Lindman was a visiting scholar at SCANCOR (Stanford) in 2012 and 2015. His research focuses on blockchain, open source software development, open data, open access, and organizational change.

Jukka Mäkinen

Jukka Mäkinen

Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (spring 2019-fall 2019). Professor of Business Ethics, Department of Marketing and Communication, Estonian Business School.
Jukka Mäkinen, PhD is a professor of Business Ethics in the Estonian Business School, Department of Marketing and Communication (Estonia) and a docent of Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility at the Aalto University School of Business, Department of Management Studies (Finland). Mäkinen approaches the political and socio-economic roles of businesses and civil society associations in a society from the perspective of the contemporary theories of social justice. His research appears in journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Global Ethics, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Management and Organization Review, Utilitas, and Politics and Governance. Mäkinen has co-edited books and written several chapters in books on globalization, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and political theory.