Dr. Venkatesh Bala is Chief Economist and Head of our Economic Center of Excellence. He specializes in understanding the evolution of markets as well as underlying strategic drivers such as demographics, macroeconomics, technology, regulation, differentiation, pricing and channel shifts, which are predictive of emerging demand and future business health and often form the basis for strategic realignment.
Prior to joining The Cambridge Group, he was a tenured Associate Professor at McGill University, Montreal and has also held visiting faculty positions and taught at Columbia and Yale. He has published extensively in leading peer-reviewed journals, and his research on the formation of social networks in Econometrica (the #1 academic journal in economics) was one of the earliest analytic contributions to the field and is also one of the most widely cited papers in game theory within recent years.
Dr. Bala holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a PhD in Economics from Cornell University.