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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, Human Capital, Innovation, Governance

Work in Progress:

"Build That Wall? The Economic Impact of Barriers to Employee Mobility"

"Connecting With Co-Workers: The Value of Within-Firm Networks" with Michael Lee

"Corporate Culture as an Implicit Contract" with Michael Lee

"Goodwill Hunting: Corporate Social Responsibility as an Investment"

Publications:

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

"Great Expectations: Mission Preservation and Financial Performance in Impact Investing" with Jacob Gray, Nick Ashburn and Harry Douglas, Wharton Social Impact Initiative Report (2015)

Awards:

Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz Fellowship, 2015

LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge Winner, 2015

CSWEP Summer Fellowship at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 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:

"Build That Wall? The Economic Impact of Barriers to Employee Mobility"

"Connecting With Co-Workers: The Value of Within-Firm Networks" with Michael Lee

"Corporate Culture as an Implicit Contract" with Michael Lee

"Goodwill Hunting: Corporate Social Responsibility as an Investment"

Publications:

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

"Great Expectations: Mission Preservation and Financial Performance in Impact Investing" with Jacob Gray, Nick Ashburn and Harry Douglas, Wharton Social Impact Initiative Report (2015)

 

Awards And Honors

  • Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz Fellowship, 2015-2016
  • CSWEP Summer Fellowship at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 2015
  • LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge Winner, 2015
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Fellowship, 2014-2015
  • Irwin Friend Doctoral Fellowship, 2014 Description
  • 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

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