Jakub Jurek joined the faculty at Wharton in 2014 and teaches the elective course on capital markets. Prior to this, he was an Assistant Professor at the Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University. He is also a faculty research fellow in the Asset Pricing Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Jakub’s research focuses on theoretical and empirical asset pricing, and spans topics related to credit risk, currencies, alternative investments, market microstructure, as well as, portfolio management. His research has been published in refereed journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the American Economic Review.
Jakub holds an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Business Economics, both from Harvard University. Prior to entering graduate school, he worked in the quantitative equity strategy groups at Goldman Sachs and AQR Capital Management, LLC. He has also served as a consultant to Grantham, Mayo, van Otterloo, LLC, and the Harvard Management Company.
PhD, Harvard University, 2008; AB, Harvard College, 2002
Academic Positions Held
National Bureau of Economic Research (Faculty Research Fellow): 2010-present
2008-2014: Assistant Professor; Department of Economics and Bendheim Center of Finance, Princeton University
Spring 2011: Visiting Scholar; Finance Group, Harvard Business School