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Jessica Jeffers

Contact Information

Email: jeffersj@wharton.upenn.edu

Overview

Matriculation Year: 2011

Education:

BA Economics & Mathematics (Yale 2009)

Research Interests:

Empirical Corporate Finance, Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Innovation

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:

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

Wharton Social Impact Initiative Grant 

Wharton Corporate Social Responsibility Fellowship

Mack Institute Grant for Innovation Research

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