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Arzi Adbi is a Ph.D. candidate in Strategy at INSEAD. In his research, he studies institutions and firm performance. The focus is on understanding the role of informal institutions in emerging markets in the context of social impact. His projects examine strategy questions with implications for firms and policy-makers. While most of his works draw upon non-market strategy literature, some of his projects also integrate insights from competitive strategy literature. His works are primarily empirical with a focus toward causal identification of the relationship under investigation. The econometric analyses are supplemented by causal process observations (inferred from field interviews with relevant stakeholders) and by machine learning techniques (on prediction problem components of the research project).

Dissertation Committee: Jasjit Singh (Chair); Matthew Lee; Maria Guadalupe; Phanish Puranam

Research Interests: Emerging Markets Strategy; Social Impact; Competitive Strategy

Sector Interests: Microfinance; Healthcare


2015-20XX: PhD in Management, INSEAD, Singapore and France

2006-2008: MBA, IIM Calcutta, India

2000-2004: Bachelor of Technology, IIT Roorkee, India

Industry Experience

2010-2015: General Manager (International Business), Lanco International, Singapore

2008-2010: Emerging Markets Trader (Currency Options), Goldman Sachs, London, England

2004-2005: Junior Field Engineer (Wireline Logging Operations), Schlumberger, USA and India