Ebehireme Iyoha, PhD ’21: From Vanderbilt to the Fed to Harvard
Ebehi Iyoha’s research applies network theory to the study of firm-to-firm interactions within and across countries’ borders. In her dissertation, she explores how US publicly-listed companies are affected by the efficiency of their customers and suppliers. Her research finds that central firms in the production network—such as General Motors, AT&T and Walmart—can have large impacts on the productivity of the US economy through their buyer-supplier relationships. Her work also assesses the influence of US multinationals on the performance of US domestic firms, and examines the impact of the US-China trade war on importer-exporter relationships in Latin America.
Upon graduation, Ebehi will spend a year as a Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. In 2022, she will join the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School as an Assistant Professor where she will teach a section of a first-year MBA course, “The Entrepreneurial Manager.”