Professor of Economics - Harvard University

A Professor of Economics at Harvard University, Andrei Shleifer holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. from MIT. Before coming to Harvard in 1991, he has taught at Princeton and the Chicago Business School. Shleifer has worked in the areas of comparative corporate governance, law and finance, behavioral finance, as well as institutional economics. He has published six books, including The Grabbing Hand (with Robert Vishny), and Inefficient Markets: An Introduction to Behavioral Finance, as well as over a hundred articles. Shleifer has served as the Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics between 1989 and 1999, the Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives between 2003 and 2008, and as an Associate Editor of both the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics. He is currently an Advisory Editor of the JFE. Shleifer is a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1999, Shleifer won the John Bates Clark medal of the American Economic Association.  According to RePEc, Shleifer is the most cited economist in the world.

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