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Michael Roberts

William H. Lawrence Professor, Professor of Finance

Research Interests: applied econometrics, corporate investment, capital structure, and payout policy, empirical asset pricing, security design and contract renegotiation

Links: Personal Website


PhD, University of California at Berkeley, 2001; MA, University of California at Berkeley, 2001; BA, University of California at San Diego, 1992

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards

The Brattle Prize for Distinguished Paper in The Journal of Finance, 2006, 2008; Excellence in Teaching, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, 2004; The David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching, The Wharton School, 2006; Excellence in Teaching Award, The Wharton School, 2006, 2008

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 2004-present. Previous appointments: Duke University, Fuqua School of Business; University of California at Berkeley

Other Positions

Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, 2007; Financial Engineer, FEA Inc., 1998-1999; Senior Analyst, Regional Economic Research, 1992-1995

Professional Leadership 2005-2009

Editorial Boards: Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies,Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Corporate Finance Studies, Financial Research Letters, International Review of Finance