Faculty Fellows


Faculty Fellows are chosen by the Fink Center each year in order to provide financial support to their research projects in Finance and related areas such as Accounting, Economics, and Strategy.

Selection includes visiting scholars whose research enriches the Anderson community.

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Past Faculty Fellows

Bryan T Kelly
Assistant Professor of Finance
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Bryan T. Kelly joined Chicago Booth in 2010 as Assistant Professor of Finance after earning his PhD and MPhil in finance at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

His research interests include theoretical and empirical asset pricing; models of tail risk, volatility and correlation dynamics; and asymmetric information in asset markets. He is a faculty research fellow at the NBER and an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Econometrics. Kelly is the recipient of the 2012 AQR Insight Award, and has received various other research awards including the JPMorgan Best Paper Award from the WFA, the Q-group Research Award, the Arnold Zellner Award (honorable mention), the David M. Graifman award for best dissertation in finance at NYU Stern, the Herman E. Kroos award for best dissertation across disciplines at NYU Stern, and the Shmuel Kandel Prize, and various research grants.

Prior to his doctoral studies, Kelly worked in Morgan Stanley's investment banking division and in the sales and trading division of UBS. He holds an M.A. in economics from University of California, San Diego and an A.B. in economics (with honors) from the University of Chicago.Kelly teaches Investments at Booth, and previously taught the undergraduate Foundations of Financial Markets course at Stern, for which he received a commendation for teaching excellence.

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Leonid Kogan
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Professor of Management
Sloan School of Management, MIT

Leonid Kogan is the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He received his M.Sc. degree in mechanics and applied mathematics from the Moscow State University in 1993, a Ph.D. degree in mechanics from Cornell in 1995, and a Ph.D. degree in finance from MIT in 1999.

Dr. Kogan taught at the Wharton School before joining MIT in 2001. During 2007-08 he was a senior researcher at Lehman Brothers. His research interests include asset pricing theory, macro-finance, empirical asset pricing, and financial engineering. Dr. Kogan's recent research has focused on the links between economic activity of firms and their stock price behavior, effects of investor heterogeneity on aggregate asset prices, and computational aspects of option pricing and portfolio choice. Dr. Kogan has published extensively in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, and Operations Research. His work has won numerous professional awards, including the 1998 Lehman Brothers Fellowship for Research Excellence in Finance for his work on asset pricing implications of investment irreversibility, the 2004 FAME Research Prize and the 2006 Smith-Breeden Prize for his work on price impact and survival of irrational traders, the 2007 Crowell Memorial Prize for his work on output durability and stock returns, and the 2013 Crowell Memorial Prize for his work on technological innovation and growth. Dr. Kogan is currently a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Nicolae Gârleanu
Paul H. Stevens Chair in Applied Investment Analysis
Haas School of the University of California at Berkeley

Nicolae Gârleanu is the Paul H. Stevens Chair in Applied Investment Analysis at the Haas School of the University of California at Berkeley.

He obtained a BA and an MA in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Finance from the Stanford University GSB. He also held faculty positions at INSEAD and University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), and currently is serving as Associate Editor for the Journal of Finance. Most of Professor Gârleanu's research is in the area of asset pricing, where he concentrates on the notion of liquidity and the extent to which consumption and production dynamics are consistent with asset returns. His papers have been published in such leading journals as Econometrica, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Political Economy. Some of these papers received best-paper awards, including the Blackrock/Brennan Award for Best Paper in the RFS (2012), the Smith Breeden Prize for the Best Paper in the Journal of Finance in areas other than corporate finance (2012), and the Utah Winter Finance Conference Best Paper Award (2011).

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Stefano DellaVigna
Daniel Koshland, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Economics
University of California, Berkeley

Stefano DellaVigna was educated at Harvard University, where he received his PhD in 2002, the same year he joined UC Berkeley as an assistant professor.

He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008. He is a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship for the years 2008-2010 and has been Principal Investigator for an NSF grant.Professor DellaVigna is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is a 2008 recipient of UC Berkeley's Campus-Wide Distinguished Teaching Award, as well as a 2004 Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award.

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Ulrike Malmendier
Professor of Economics
University of California, Berkeley

Ulrike Malmendier received her PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University in 2002, and her PhD in Law (summa cum laude) from the University of Bonn in 2000.

She joined Berkeley in 2006 as an Assistant Professor, after having been at Stanford as Assistant Professor of Finance since 2002. She also is a research associate at NBER (Corporate Finance and Labor Economics) and a faculty research fellow at IZA, a CESifo affiliate, and a CEPR research affiliate. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Max-Planck Institute in Bonn, Visiting Fellow at Princeton University, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.Recently, she was named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (2010-2012), and she received several Citations of Excellence by Emerald for her research (2009, 2006). She was named Distinguished Speaker at the European Financial Management meeting in Milan, Italy, Keynote Speaker at the ERIM Invitational Conference "Frontiers in Research in Management" in Rotterdam (NL), and Distinguished Speaker at the Mergers and Acquisitions conference in Exeter (UK). She was a selected speaker at the Review of Economic Studies European Tour 2002. She has received fellowships and grants from numerous institutions in the U.S. and Europe.She currently serves as associate editor for the Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Economic Journal, and the Journal of the European Economic Association as well as the guest associate editor for the Special Issue on Behavioral Economics and Finance of Management Science. She has been on the program committee and organized numerous sessions at the annual meetings of the American Economic Association, American Finance Association, and Western Finance Association. She also was one of the founders and is a continuing organizer of the Behavioral Economics Annual Meeting (BEAM) as well as an organizer of the Psychology and Economics segment of the Stanford Institute in Theoretical Economics (SITE).

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Amit Goyal
Professor, Department of Finance
University of Lausanne