Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Antoinette Schoar, Amir Sufi Codirecting Corporate Finance Program

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Antoinette Schoar, Amir Sufi Codirecting Corporate Finance Program

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Schoar's research interests span household finance and consumer behavior, the financing of start-ups and entrepreneurial firms, and the role of financial markets in emerging market economies. She is a recipient of the Kauffman Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship. Between 2009 and the start of her new program director duties, she was the director of the NBER's Entrepreneurship Working Group.

Schoar was also an associate editor of The Journal of Finance and the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and a co-founder of ideas42, a non-profit organization that uses insights from behavioral economics and psychology to solve social problems. She received her PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and her undergraduate degree from the University of Cologne, in Germany. She has been an NBER affiliate since 2001.

Sufi's research focuses on finance and macroeconomics, with a particular emphasis on links between credit markets and the real economy. He was awarded the 2017 Fischer Black Prize, given biennially to the top financial economics scholar under the age of 40 by the American Finance Association. …

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