Professor of Economics
Novartis Chaired Professor of Management and
Professor Ilian Mihov was appointed Interim Dean of INSEAD on March 1, 2013.
Since 2011, he has served as Deputy Dean for Faculty and Research responsible for the recruitment of new faculty, as well as for the development of over 140 professors at INSEAD. He also oversees the PhD programme at INSEAD (directed by Professor Tim Van Zandt) and the Research and Development committee (chaired by Professor Ziv Carmon).
Professor Mihov joined the INSEAD economics area in 1996. He has taught macroeconomics and econometrics in the MBA, EMBA, PhD and many executive education programmes as well as in the Global Leadership Fellows Programme of the World Economic Forum. He has been nominated several times as one of the best teachers in the MBA and EMBA programmes and he has won the Outstanding Teacher Award in 2006, 2008 and 2009.
His research is on topics related to monetary policy, fiscal policy and economic growth. He is also a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (London, UK). He was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Banque de France's Research Foundation (2002-2010) and of the Advisory Board of the Bulgarian National Bank. In 2010/11 and 2011/12 he served as a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Fiscal Crises.
Professor Mihov's papers have appeared in many academic journals including the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He has given interviews for BBC, CNBC Asia, Agence France Presse, Dow Jones Newswire and many other newspapers and magazines. Professor Mihov is a regular keynote speaker, lecturer and panellist at events organized by the PwC, WEF, KPMG, Hewlett-Packard, Bloomberg, Swiss Re, Alstom, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and other companies.
He holds a PhD degree from Princeton University and a B.S. in business administration from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina where, in 2006, he was recognised as a Distinguished Young Alumnus.
The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation
Professor Peter Zemsky was appointed Interim Dean of INSEAD effective March 1, 2013, and has been an INSEAD faculty member in the strategy area since 1994.
As the Deputy Dean responsible for Degree programmes and Curriculum since 2011, Professor Zemsky has been leading the school's MBA, EMBA and specialised degree programmes. Previously, he served as the Dean of Faculty and before that as the head of the strategy area.
For most of his career at INSEAD he has taught core strategy courses across the MBA, EMBA and executive education programmes, as well as the Introduction to General Management. He was the original programme director for INSEAD's Blue Ocean Strategy open enrolment programme, and has received several nominations for best core teacher, including as a visiting Professor at Wharton in 2003.
Professor Zemsky is a leading contributor to "value-based strategy", which seeks to develop rigorous treatments of the verbal theories traditionally found in the strategy literature. His work covers a range of topics including the sustainability of competitive advantage, disruptive technologies, the choice of generalist versus specialist strategies, and the accumulation of intangible organisational resources. His research has appeared in leading economics and strategy journals including American Economic Review, RAND Journal of Economics, Strategic Management Journal, and Management Science. His doctoral students have been hired by leading business schools including Wharton, NYU, HEC, and IESE and have been recognised three times for having the best dissertation in strategy by the Academy of Management at their annual meetings.
Professor Zemsky received his Ph.D. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was recognised as the outstanding graduating economics major.