Bard MBA

Our People

The Bard MBA faculty reflects the broad diversity and extraordinary talent of sustainability-focused leaders in the New York City region and beyond. In addition to the permanent faculty at Bard, the weekend intensive structure of the program supports a remarkable set of cutting-edge practitioners as program faculty. Some of our faculty teach full time; some share their expertise for set modules. Guest lectures and case presentations are a prominent feature of the program. Experienced business leaders also support the program on the MBA Advisory Board.

Gautam Sethi

Gautam Sethi Ph.D. (Economics), University of California, Berkeley; B.A., University of Delhi; M.A., Delhi School of Economics; M.Phil., Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, master’s thesis on the conflicts between utilitarianism and libertarianism. Research interests include natural resources and environmental economics, applied microeconomics, game theory, philosophy of economics, and history of economic thought. Sethi has worked on energy-economy-environment linkages and associated policy issues in India; fisheries management under uncertainty; costs and benefits of renewable energy; and water policy in developing countries. Sethi was recently engaged by Mexico’s Environmental Protection Agency to participate in a forum on ocean policy management. Sethi’s research has appeared in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and the Journal of Real Estate, and in publications for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Redefining Progress. He authored a companion volume to Jeffrey Perloff’s Microeconomics. He has presented research talks at academic institutions (Binghamton University and the University of California, Santa Barbara), research institutes (Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook and Tata Energy Research Institute, India), policy forums (OECD workshop, Oaxaca, Mexico), and numerous professional society meetings.