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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: CV, Personal Website

Education

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

Academic Positions Held

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

Professional Leadership

Co-Editor, Journal of Finance; 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

Research and Teaching Awards

  • Jensen Prize - First place paper on corporate finance and organizations published in the Journal of Financial Economics, 2016
  • Core Curriculum Teaching Award, The Wharton School, 2015
  • Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Teaching Award, Nominee, The Wharton School, 2015
  • Marshall E. Blume Prize - First Place, 2014
  • Greener Family Fellowship, The Wharton School, 2013
  • Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research Fellowship, The Wharton School, 2013
  • Financial Research Associate, Best Discussant, 2012
  • Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Teaching Award, Nominee, The Wharton School, 2012
  • Rising Starts of Finance, 2012
  • Geewax, Terker, and Co. Prize, Distinguished paper published by Rodney L. White Center, 2010
  • Rodney L. White Center Research Grant, The Wharton School, 2009
  • Brattle Prize, Distinguished Award for Best Paper published in the Journal of Finance, 2008
  • Brattle Prize, Nominee for Best Paper Published in the Journal of Finance, 2008
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, The Wharton School, 2008
  • Aronson, Johnson, and Ortiz Research Fellowship, The Wharton School, 2007
  • Greek Executive Council Honorable Recognition, University of Pennsylvania, 2007
  • Rodney L. White Center Research Grant, The Wharton School, 2007
  • Brattle Prize, Distinguished Award for Best Paper published in the Journal of Finance, 2006
  • David W. Hauk Award for Outstanding Teaching, The Wharton School, 2006
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, The Wharton School, 2006
  • Geewax, Terker, and Co. Prize, Distinguished paper published by Rodney L. White Center, 2006
  • Greek Executive Council Honorable Recognition, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • NYSE Fellowship, The Wharton School, 2005
  • Review of Financial Studies, Outstanding Referee Award, 2005
  • Rodney L. White Center Research Grant, The Wharton School, 2005
  • Daimler-Chrysler Core Teaching Award, Duke University, 2004
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, The Wharton School, 2004
  • Financial Management Association Award, Best Paper in Corporate Finance, 2004
  • Rodney L. White Center Research Grant, The Wharton School, 2004
  • Southwestern Finance Association, Best Paper in Corporate Finance, 2004
  • CIBER International Research Grant, Duke University, 2003
  • Hartman Center Grant, Duke University, 2003
  • CIBER International Research Grant, Duke University, 2002
  • Elizabeth Schott Award for Excellence in Statistical Research, University of California Berkeley, 2000
  • UC Regents Fellowship, University of California Berkeley, 2000

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