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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

MIT’s Antoinette Schoar to Lecture on Impact of Economic Conditions on Managerial Outcomes

MIT professor Antoinette Schoar will deliver the 2012-2013 John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellowship Lecture on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Yale Law School. Her lecture is titled “Shaped by Booms and Busts: The Impact of Economic Conditions on Managerial Outcomes.” The lecture is sponsored by the Yale Law School Dean’s Office and the Center for the Study of Corporate Law and is free and open to the public. It begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge. RSVP to Marianne.dietz@yale.edu by Oct. 8, 2012.

Antoinette Schoar is the Michael M. Koerner ’49 Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. An expert in corporate finance, entrepreneurship, and organizational economics, her research interests span from entrepreneurship and financing of small businesses in emerging markets to household finance and intermediation in retail financial markets. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Finance and the American Economic Journal in Applied Economics, co-chair of the NBER Entrepreneurship group, and a co-founder of ideas42, a research lab on behavioral social science.

She has published numerous papers and her work has been featured in the Economist, the Financial Times, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Her paper “The Effects of Corporate Diversification on Productivity” won the 2003 Journal of Finance Brattle Prize. She also received the prestigious Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship in 2009.

She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from the University of Cologne, Germany.

The John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellowship brings to the Law School a leading expert in securities law or the accounting for business enterprises, who delivers a public lecture at the School.