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Jessica Jeffers

Contact Information

Email: jeffersj@wharton.upenn.edu

Overview

Matriculation Year: 2011

Education:

Yale University, BA Economics & Mathematics, 2009

Research Interests:

Empirical Corporate Finance, Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Innovation

Work in Progress:

"Goodwill Hunting: Corporate Social Responsibility as an Investment"

"Competition and Innovation: New Evidence from Patent Licensing Revenue" with David Abrams

Publications:

"Institutional Investing When Shareholders Are Not Supreme" with Chris Geczy, David Musto and Anne Tucker, Harvard Business Law Review 5 (2015)

Awards:

Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz Fellowship, 2015

Irwin Friend Doctoral Fellowship, 2014 (awarded for the best third year paper)

Wharton Social Impact Initiative Grant, 2014

Wharton Corporate Social Responsibility Fellowship, 2014

Mack Institute Grant for Innovation Research, 2013

Work Experience: 

Financial Consulting, Novantas LLC, 2009-2011

Research

Research

Work in Progress:

"Goodwill Hunting: Corporate Social Responsibility as Insurance"

"Competition and Innovation: New Evidence from Patent Licensing Revenue" with David Abrams

Publications:

"Institutional Investing When Shareholders Are Not Supreme" with Chris Geczy, David Musto and Anne Tucker. Harvard Business Law Review 5 (2015).

 

Awards And Honors

  • Irwin Friend Doctoral Fellowship, 2015 Description
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Fellowship, 2014-2015
  • Wharton Social Impact Initiative Grant, 2014-2015
  • Mack Institute Grant for Innovation Research, 2013-2014
  • Univ. of Penn Dean's Fellowship for Distinguished Merit, 2011-2015