Financial Economics

Emily Breza

Emily Breza

Assistant Professor of Economics

Emily Breza joined the Economics Department as an Assistant Professor in January 2017.  She received her PhD in Economics from MIT and her BA from Yale University. After graduate school, she joined the faculty of Columbia Business School in the Finance and Economics Division.  Her research focuses on development economics, social networks, and household finance. She is particularly interested the social and behavioral aspects of how individuals interact with credit and labor markets.

Littauer Center M-28
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John Y. Campbell

John Y. Campbell

Morton L. and Carole S. Olshan Professor of Economics

John Campbell has published over 80 articles on various aspects of finance and macroeconomics, including fixed-income securities, equity valuation, and portfolio choice. His books include The Econometrics of Financial Markets (with Andrew Lo and Craig MacKinlay, Princeton University Press 1997), Strategic Asset Allocation: Portfolio Choice for Long-Term Investors (with Luis Viceira, Oxford University Press 2002), and The Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System (with the Squam Lake Group of financial economists, Princeton University Press 2010).

Littauer Center 213
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Gabriel Chodorow-Reich

Gabriel Chodorow-Reich

Assistant Professor of Economics

Gabriel Chodorow-Reich is an assistant professor of economics at Harvard. His research focuses on macroeconomics, finance, and labor economics. Gabriel received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2013. From 2009-2010, he served as an economist on the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He received his A.B. (magna cum laude) in Social Studies from Harvard in 2005.

Littauer Center M-7
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Xavier Gabaix

Xavier Gabaix

Pershing Square Professor of Economics and Finance
On Sabbatical Spring 2019

Xavier Gabaix is Pershing Square Professor of Economics and Finance at Harvard’s economics department. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) and obtained his PhD in economics from Harvard University. His research focuses on finance, macroeconomics, and behavioral economics. He received the Fischer Black prize given every two years to the best financial economist under 40, the Bernacer prize given to the best European economist under 40 working in macroeconomics and finance, and the Lagrange and Allais Prizes. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Finance, and Nature. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and of the Center for Economic Policy Research.

Littauer Center 209
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Matteo Maggiori

Matteo Maggiori

Assistant Professor of Economics

Matteo Maggiori’s research focuses on finance and international macroeconomics.  His research topics have included the analysis of exchange rate dynamics, the international financial system, and very long-run discount rates.  He is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation. He received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. Matteo joined the faculty in July 2014.

Littauer Center 212
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Neil Shephard

Neil Shephard

Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science
On Sabbatical Academic Year 2018-2019

Neil Shephard is the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science, in the Department of Economics and Department of Statistics.  His broad research interests are in econometrics, finance and statistics, with a particular focus on financial econometrics.   He has made particular advances in developing simulation based inference methods for online learning and has contributed methods to allow the mainstream use of high frequency financial data in economics.  He joined the Harvard faculty in 2013, holding a professorship joint between the Economics and Statistics Departments.  Professor Shephard is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the British Academy.  He is an associated editor of Econometrica.  Professor Shephard was a faculty member at the London School of Economics from 1988-1993 and Oxford University from 1991 to 2013.   

Littauer Center M-29

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Andrei Shleifer

Andrei Shleifer

John L. Loeb Professor of Economics

Andrei Shleifer has worked in the areas of comparative corporate governance, law and finance, behavioral finance, as well as institutional economics. He has published six books, including The Grabbing Hand (with Robert Vishny), and Inefficient Markets: An Introduction to Behavioral Finance, as well as over a hundred articles. In 1999, Shleifer won the John Bates Clark medal of the American Economic Association.... Read more about Andrei Shleifer

Littauer Center M-9
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Jeremy Stein

Jeremy Stein

Moise Y. Safra Professor of Economics
Department Chair

Jeremy Stein’s research has covered such topics as behavioral finance and stock-market efficiency, corporate investment and financing decisions, risk management, capital allocation inside firms, banking, financial regulation, and monetary policy. He  was previously a co-editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and has served on the editorial boards of several other economics and finance journals. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  In 2008, he was president of the American Finance Association. He has served in the Obama Administration as a senior advisor to the Treasury Secretary and on the staff of the National Economic Council.... Read more about Jeremy Stein

Littauer Center 219
p: 617-496-3960