Brett Saraniti
Brett Saraniti

MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS & DECISION SCIENCES
Visiting Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

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Brett Saraniti received his PhD in Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1997.  His dissertation chair was Roger Myerson, Nobel Laureate 2007.  He is currently a Visiting Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at Kellogg and lecturer at Stanford.

 

Brett has taught MBA and executive courses at Kellogg every summer since 1995 where he has been honored with three different teaching awards.  He has also taught in the Kellogg-Recanati program in Tel Aviv and the Kellogg-HKUST program in Hong Kong.  Brett was a visiting professor at INSEAD every year from 2008-17 winning the Best Teacher Award for the Core Classes in September 2008.  He has been a frequent visitor at the Sasin Graduate Institute in Bangkok, Thailand; IESE in Barcelona; the Brisbane Graduate School of Business in Queensland, Australia; the Thunderbird School of Global Management; TECNUN in San Sebastian, Spain; The Bloch School at UMKC, and the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration in Finland.  He has also delivered executive management seminars through the Haas School of Business at Seminarium International in both Chile & Costa Rica and Seminarium Mexico.

 

In 2014, Brett co-founded and became CEO of AnyPrep LLC which produces and distributes digital content including MBA prep courses for incoming business students. 

 

He has also worked, taught, and/or consulted for McKinsey & Company, Xerox Corporation, Hiscox Insurance, Allianz, Chevron Oil Field Research, LG Electronics, Cantor Fitzgerald/Hollywood Stock Exchange, Alstom, Swire, FEMSA, UNext, Love & Kirschenbaum LLC (expert witness), Maclean-Fogg, Trunk Club, MRJ Technologies, Chipin.com, Carddomains.com, Lee Ceramics, and Surflight Hawaii.   He is on the corporate advisory board of Sprint Milestone, a data analytics consultancy based in Hong Kong.

 

Brett spends most of his time at his beach house in Waialua, Hawaii with his wife Samantha and their three children Francesca, Carlo & Enzo who enjoy beating him at pretty much everything.



Print Vita
Education
Ph.D., 1997, Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Northwestern University
B-Sci, 1992, Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College

Academic Positions
Professor of Economics and Quantitative Methods, Hawaii Pacific University, 1997-present
Visiting Professor of Managerial Economics, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 1997-present
Visiting Professor, INSEAD, 2008-2009

Honors and Awards
Sidney J. Levy Teaching Award
PhD Teaching Award
PhD Teaching Award
Chairs, Kellogg School of Management, 2000-2001

Print Research
Books
Klibanoff, Peter, Boaz Moselle, Brett Saraniti and Alvaro Sandroni. 2006. Managerial Statistics: A Case-Based Approach. Mason, OH: Cengage Learning (formerly Thomson South-Western).
Cases
Saraniti, Brett. 2008. The Hawaiian Airline Industry, 2001–2008. Case 5-108-005 (KEL351).

 
Print Teaching
Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Business Analytics I (DECS-430-5)
This course was formerly known as DECS 430-A/DECS 430-B
This course is equivalent to the MMM core course MMM Business Analytics (DECS-440) Analytics is the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data. This course will provide students with an analytics toolkit, reinforcing basic probability and statistics while throughout emphasizing the value and pitfalls of reasoning with data. Applications will focus on connections among analytical tools, data, and business decision-making.

Full-Time students are required to complete the Business Analytics Prep Course

Part-Time Students are required to complete the Business Analytics Prep Course

Business Analytics II (DECS-431-0)

This core course is equivalent to the course DECS-440 (MMM Business Analytics).

This sequel to DECS-430 extends the statistical techniques learned in that course to allow for the exploration of relationships between variables, primarily through multivariate regression. In addition to learning basic regression skills, including modeling and estimation, students will deepen their understanding of hypothesis testing and how to make inferences and predictions from data. Students will also learn new principles such as identification and robustness. The course has an intense focus on managerial relevant applications, cases and interpretations.



Business Analytics (DECS-440-0)
Analytics is the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data. This course begins by providing students with an analytics toolkit, reinforcing basic probability and statistics while emphasizing the value and pitfalls of reasoning with data. Then the course extends the statistical techniques to allow for the exploration of relations between variables, primarily through multivariate regression. In addition to learning basic regression skills, including modeling and estimation, students will deepen their understanding of hypothesis testing and how to make inferences and predictions from data. Students will also learn new principles such as identification and robustness. The course has an intense focus on managerially relevant applications, cases, and interpretations, with an emphasis on connections among analytical tools, data, and business decision-making.

Microeconomic Analysis (MECN-430-0)
1Ys: This course is either waived during the admissions process or completed during the Summer term. Among the topics this core course addresses are economic analysis and optimal decisions, consumer choice and the demand for products, production functions and cost curves, market structures and strategic interactions, and pricing and non-price concepts. Cases and problems are used to understand economic tools and their potential for solving real-world problems.

Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure (MECN-441-0)
The course studies the determinants nature of competitive strategy in a variety of industry structures. The course considers how the structure of a firm's industry affects its strategic choices and performance. Topics include the dynamic aspects of pricing, entry and predation in concentrated industries, and product differentiation, product proliferation and innovation as competitive strategies.