Lukas Schmid

Assistant Professor of Finance

Phone: (310) 206-0664



Lukas Schmid is Assistant Professor of Finance at UCLA Anderson School of Management, on leave from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

His research interests are at the intersection of macroeconomics and finance, with a particular emphasis on quantitative evaluation and estimation of dynamic models. His recent work examined the links between growth, risk and macroeconomic policies, as well as the impact of financial frictions on risk and economic fluctuations. His earlier work with Joao Gomes on leverage and stock returns was awarded the Smith-Breeden Prize for the best asset pricing paper in the Journal of Finance, 2010.

Lukas' teaching experience includes Foundations of Finance and Investments for MBA students, as well as Financial Economics and Empirical Finance for Ph.D. students. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Lausanne and Swiss Finance Institute.


Ph.D. Finance, University of Lausanne and Swiss Finance Institute
M.Sc. Mathematics, ETH Zurich
M.Sc. Economics, University of Lausanne


Macroeconomics, Finance, Corporate Investment and Financing, Dynamic Contracting