I teach two MBA courses: Personal Finance and The Executive. I also teach the Ph.D. course Household Finance. In the past, I have taught a Corporate Finance MBA course and the International Experience: Chile MBA course.
Useful Links for Ph.D. Students
John Cochrane, Writing Tips for Ph.D. Students
Don Davis, Ph.D. Thesis Research: Where Do I Start?
Greg Mankiw, My Rules of Thumb
Richard Hamming, You and Your Research
Former Students and RAs
I have been privileged to work with an amazing group of students and research assistants over the years.
Doctoral student advisees
Graduation year, name, role, first placement
|2022||Canyao Liu (committee member), Hudson River Trading (HRT)|
|2021||Kevin Zhao (committee member), Office of Financial Research|
|2020||Natalie Zhu (committee member), Edelman Financial Engines|
|2019||Taha Choukhmane (committee chair), MIT
Ben Matthies (committee member), Notre Dame
|2018||Cameron Peng (committee member), London School of Economics|
|2016||Sean Hundtofte (committee member), New York Fed|
|2012||Christopher Fiore (committee member), Compass Lexecon|
|2010||Bjorn Johnson (committee member), DePaul University|
|2009||Usman Ali (committee member), Falcon Investment Management|
Full-time predoctoral research assistants
Final year of employment, name, first placement
|2022||Seung Hyeong Lee, Northwestern economics Ph.D.
Jessica Brooks, Montrose School, math teacher
|2021||Harry Kosowsky, NYU Stern economics Ph.D.|
|2020||Sachet Bangia, Harvard public policy Ph.D.
Justin Katz, Harvard business economics Ph.D.
Kartik Vira, MIT economics Ph.D.
|2019||Ross Chu, Berkeley economics Ph.D.
Lea Nagel, Stanford economics Ph.D.
|2018||Edward Kong, Harvard M.D./economics Ph.D.
Omeed Maghzian, Harvard economics Ph.D.
Charlie Rafkin, MIT economics Ph.D.
|2017||Jonathan Cohen, MIT economics Ph.D.|
|2016||Peter Maxted, Harvard economics Ph.D
Sean Wang, MIT economics Ph.D.
|2015||Joshua Hurwitz, Harvard economics Ph.D.
Layne Kirshon, MIT economics Ph.D.
|2014||Christopher Clayton, Harvard economics Ph.D.
Colin Gray, MIT economics Ph.D.
Alexandra Steiny Wellsjo, Berkeley economics Ph.D.
|2013||Andrew Chong, PicWell, data analyst
Daniel Norris, Percolate, software engineer
Michael Puempel, Yale economics Ph.D.
|2012||Luca Maini, Harvard economics Ph.D.
Jung Sakong, University of Chicago Booth economics Ph.D.
|2011||John Klopfer, Princeton economics Ph.D.
Brendan Price, MIT economics Ph.D.
|2010||Yeguang Chi, University of Chicago Booth economics Ph.D.
Ben Hebert, Harvard business economics Ph.D.
|2009||Eric Zwick, Harvard business economics Ph.D.|
|2008||Christina Jenq, University of Chicago Booth economics Ph.D.|
|2007||Gabriel Carroll, MIT economics Ph.D.
Ian Dew-Becker, Harvard economics Ph.D.
Neel Rao, Harvard economics Ph.D.
|2006||David Borden, Goldman Sachs, associate
Ananya Chakravarti, University of Chicago history Ph.D.
Keith Marzilli Ericson, Harvard economics Ph.D.
|2005||Hongyi Li, Harvard business economics Ph.D.
Chris Nosko, Harvard economics Ph.D.
|2004||Carlos Caro, Columbia economics Ph.D.
Jean Lee, Harvard economics Ph.D.
Holly Ming, Harvard public policy Ph.D.
Laura Serban, Harvard business economics Ph.D.
|2003||Nelson Uhan, MIT operations research Ph.D.|
|2002||Lucia Chung, MIT Sloan MBA|
Undergraduate research assistants
List only includes those who went on to a doctoral program
|John Beshears, Harvard business economics Ph.D.|
|Kyle Chauvin, Princeton economics Ph.D.|
|John Friedman, Harvard economics Ph.D.|
|Shih En Lu, Harvard economics Ph.D.|
|Parag Pathak, Harvard business economics Ph.D.|
|Janelle Schlossberger, Harvard business economics Ph.D.|
|Raphael Schoenle, Princeton economics Ph.D.|
|Kelly Shue, Harvard economics Ph.D.|
|Dmitry Taubinsky, Harvard economics Ph.D.|
|Vod Vilfort, MIT economics Ph.D.|
|Brian Weller, University of Chicago financial economics Ph.D.|