Kautz-Uible Economics Institute fellows are industry thought leaders who are dedicated to the mission of the institute.
VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester
Dipanjan Chatterjee leads the brand strategy research practice as a vice president and principal analyst at Forrester, a think tank focused on marketing, customer experience, and technology. He is frequently quoted in media outlets like Fast Company, Fortune, Guardian, NPR, The New York Times, and Vogue and writes for publications like AdAge, The Drum, Forbes, and the MIT Sloan Management Review.
Dipanjan was born in India and moved to the United States to study at Amherst College, where he graduated magna cum laude in economics. He later earned his MBA in marketing and strategy from the University of Chicago.
Executive Vice Preisdent, Compass Lexecon
David Weiskopf has been a prominent figure at economics consulting firm Compass Lexecon for over a decade; he currently serves as an executive vice president. Specializing in industrial organization, microeconomic analysis, consumer behavior, applied econometrics and statistics, and labor economics, he has testified as an expert witness in private litigation regarding antitrust issues, economic damages, and consumer behavior and has published articles on merger simulation, demand estimation, market definition for intermediate goods, merger remedies, and consumer complaint rates, among others.
David earned his PhD in economics from Vanderbilt University and is currently an adjunct instructor in UC's economics department as well as at Johns Hopkins University.
Candice Matthews Brackeen
Founder and General Partner, Lightship Capital
Candice Matthews Brackeen is a General Partner at Lightship Capital, a Cincinnati-based firm that invests in the most remarkable innovators and ecosystems across the nation with a focus on CPG, E-Commerce, Sustainability, Artificial Intelligence, and Healthtech.
Candice also serves as Executive Director and Founder of Lightship Foundation, an impact-driven organization that enables growth within the minority innovation economy. She holds advisory roles across numerous organizations, including the Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium for NASA, the Cincinnati Innovation District, and Endeavor Northwest Arkansas. Candice earned her BA in Economics from the University of Cincinnati in 2004 and was a Hewett-Kautz Fellow during her time in the program.