Young Hou is a professor in the Strategy, Ethics and Entrepreneurship area at Darden, where he teaches core Strategy and Corporate Strategy in the full-time MBA program.

Hou’s research focuses on the dynamic interplay between firm positioning and firm resources in market and nonmarket settings. In particular, he examines how firms reposition themselves to enhance their competitiveness and increase the value of their resources. His work employs computationally scalable machine learning techniques to analyze high-dimensional data, field experiments and interviews.

Prior to joining Darden, Hou worked as a fixed income derivatives trader with PnL responsibilities at Fidelity Investments in Boston. He holds degrees in economics and engineering, statistics, and business administration in strategy.

B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., Harvard Business School