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Jules van Binsbergen

Associate Professor of Finance

Research Interests: asset pricing, institutional investors, investments

Links: CV

Contact Information

Email: julesv@wharton.upenn.edu

Overview

Jules van Binsbergen conducts theoretical and empirical research in finance. His current work focuses on asset pricing, in particular the relationship between financial markets and the macro economy, and the organization, skill and performance of financial intermediaries. Some of his recent research focuses on measuring the skill of mutual fund managers, the term structure of cash flow growth and stock return predictability and  the implications of good-specific habit formation for asset prices. Professor van Binsbergen’s research has appeared in leading academic journals, such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Monetary Economics. He received his PhD from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. After obtaining his PhD in 2008, he joined the faculty at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, where he got tenure in 2014. He joined the Wharton School in 2014.

Research


Awards And Honors

  • Finalist AQR Insight Award for "Measuring Skill in the Mutual Fund Industry", 2013
  • Spence Faculty Scholar, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, 2013-2014
  • Faculty impact award for excellence in teaching, Student Association Kellogg School of Management, 2012
  • Chair’s award for excellence in teaching in the core, Kellogg School of Management, 2011
  • Swiss Finance Institute Outstanding Paper Award for “On the Timing and Pricing of Dividends” , 2010
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management Award for best paper in empirical investments at the WFA for "Predictive Regressions: A Present-Value Approach", 2008

Courses

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  • FNCE611 - Corporate Finance

    This course serves as an introduction to business finance (corporate financial management and investments) for both non-majors and majors preparing for upper-level course work. The primary objective is to provide a framework, concepts, and tools for analyzing financial decisions based on fundamental principles of modern financial theory. The approach is rigorous and analytical. Topics covered include discounted cash flow techniques; corporate capital budgeting and valuation; investment decisions under uncertainty; capital asset pricing; options; and market efficiency. The course will also analyze corporate financial policy, including capital structure, cost of capital, dividend policy, and related issues. Additional topics will differ, according to individual instructors.