An expert in corporate finance, entrepreneurship, and organizational economics, Professor Antoinette Schoar researches venture capital, entrepreneurial finance, corporate diversification, governance, and capital budgeting decisions in firms. She has received the Fellowship of the George Stigler Center, 1997–1999, and the ERP Doctoral Scholarship of the German Ministry of Trade, 1995–1997.

Professor Schoar's current research focuses on the areas of household finance, entrepreneurial finance, and finance in emerging markets. Some of her ongoing projects investigate whether the market for financial advice corrects or aggravates investor biases, how competition in credit card markets impacts financing contracts, the role of housing and other forms of collateral for firm and job creation, and applications of behavioral economics to small-business lending. She is also a co-founder of ideas42, a non-profit that uses insights from behavioral economics and psychology to solve social problems.

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Books & Publications

  • Does the Market Value CEO Styles?

    May 2016

  • House Prices, Collateral, and Self-Employment

    August 2015

  • How do CEOs See Their Roles?

    Management Philosophies and Styles in Family and Non-Family Firms

    August 2014

  • Keeping It Simple

    Financial Literacy and Rules of Thumb

    April 2014

  • Loan Originations and Defaults in the Mortgage Crisis

    The Role of the Middle Class

    March 2016