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Faculty & Research

Faculty & Research

Learn from faculty who are known around the world for their academic achievements, their innovative research — and their open doors. With average class sizes of about 40, your professors will know your name and be invested in you, your success and your future.

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Publications Since 2022


Best MBA Classroom Experience, Princeton Review, 2023

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Rice Business Wisdom is our online ideas magazine that features faculty research applied in the classroom.


Faculty contributions in research, teaching and service are critical to fulfilling the Rice Business mission. Our faculty are recognized for their scholarship across 11 academic fields.

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Anastasiya Zavyalova
Anastasiya Zavyalova Associate Professor of Strategic Management

Why Teach At Rice

"Beyond providing an academically stimulating environment, Rice Business has created a supportive atmosphere where I am free to pursue my research projects, share my ideas with colleagues and students, and engage with the business community."

Faculty Research and Teaching Excellence Award Winners

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Head of Rice Entrepreneurship Initiative and Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Ralph S. O’Connor Professor in Entrepreneurship – Finance
Daan van Knippenberg
Houston Endowed Professor of Management – Organizational Behavior
Ph.D. Area Advisor
Stephanie Johnson
Stephanie Johnson Assistant Professor of Finance

Featured Research

"Borrowing money can improve a person’s life in many ways, whether it’s being used to fund an education, start a business or buy a house. But there are also concerns about predatory lending and the implications for financial stability. This has led to regulations that restrict how much money people can borrow. I hope my research will be useful for evaluating and improving these policies."

Faculty in the Media

In The Media

In recent years, "surge pricing" has been mostly associated with rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. Rice Business professor Utpal Dholakia suggested in 2015 that Uber “rebrand” surge pricing with another name, perhaps part of the reason we hear more about “dynamic pricing” these days. 

In The Media

The Biden administration is focusing heavily on antitrust measures ahead of the election to counteract voter dissatisfaction with the economy. Research by Rice Business professor Gustavo Grullon found that more than three-quarters of all US industries have become more concentrated since the 1990s, with implications for higher profits.