Ivo Welch

J. Fred Weston Chair in Finance

Phone: (310) 825-1953

Fax: (310) 206-5455



Ivo Welch is the J. Fred Weston Professor of Finance at UCLA Anderson.  He was on the Anderson faculty from 1989 to 2000.  After stints at Yale's School of Management and the Brown economics department, he rejoined Anderson in 2011.  He has placed among the top-100 most influential economists in some academic rankings.   A number of his academic papers have won awards and/or are highly cited.  Known for his work on informational cascades, he has also published in a variety of other areas, such as initial public offerings, capital structure, dividends, market-timing, performance evaluation, earnings management, overconfidence, socially responsible investing, bankruptcy, etc.  He has served as an associate editor at a number of the most prestigious academic finance journals, written an introductory corporate finance textbook (freely available at http://book.ivo-welch.info), and earned a number of teaching awards.


B.A. Computer Science, 1985, Columbia University
MBA Business Administration, 1989, University of Chicago
Ph.D. Finance, 1991, University of Chicago


Finance, Economics