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Faculty
Faculty

Karthik Balasubramanian, DBA (he/him)

Assistant Professor

  • Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
  • School of Business

Biography

Dr. Karthik Balasubramanian is broadly interested in real-world optimization, especially as it is applied to base-of-the-pyramid business strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa and voter turnout among traditionally marginalized urban communities in the United States. Karthik earned a Doctorate of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where his dissertation focused on the optimization of inventory management for mobile money agents in Tanzania, Kenya, and Zambia. Over the past 15 years, Karthik has conducted high-impact strategic analytics for the World Food Programme, the American Red Cross, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, corporate clients as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, and many political campaigns.

Education & Expertise

Education

Technology and Operations Management

DBA
Harvard Business School
2018

Electrical Engineering and Economics

BS
Duke University
2007

Expertise

Data-driven policy and politics

Voter turnout

Mobile-enabled financial services

Financial inclusion

Academics

Academics

Production and Operations Research (MBA)

Production and Operations Management (BBA)

Procurement (BBA)