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Harvard IS Working With Bernie Madoff

After categorically denying an assertion by convicted felon Bernie Madoff that Harvard Business School was working on a case study with him, Harvard today (Sept. 6) acknowledged that an unnamed professor was in fact in touch with the Ponzi scheme felon.

A reporter for The New York Times, Diana B. Henriques, wrote today that a professor at the school wrote to Mr. Madoff in February proposing to do a case study based on his career experiences.

“A follow-up letter from the professor in late March indicated that Mr. Madoff had agreed to exchange emails with the professor, whose name he agreed to keep confidential,” wrote Henriques. “The professor, while holding Mr. Madoff to his promise of confidentiality, confirmed that his communication with Mr. Madoff is continuing.

“A spokesman for Harvard acknowledged — after being informed last week about the correspondence, which was obtained by this reporter in the course of research for the book “The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust” — that the business school’s previous denial had been a bit hasty,” she added.

“Upon further investigation,” the spokesman wrote in an e-mail on Tuesday that, “we have found that there is, as you indicated, a faculty member here working on a long-term project involving several convicted white-collar felons (including Madoff).”

According to the spokesman, the research is is aimed at identifying the “pressures, circumstances, emotions, etc.” that prompted the felons to commit their crimes. The result, he continued, will be “a series of case studies” that would be part of some future course at the school or the basis for some future publication.



About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.