Antoinette Schoar

Stewart C. Myers-Horn Family Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan School of Management
Antoinette Schoar


Ph.D., economics, The University of Chicago

Summary of Experience

Professor Schoar is an expert in corporate finance, entrepreneurship, and organizational economics. Her research interests span from entrepreneurial finance to household finance and financial intermediation. Her research examines returns and capital flows in the venture capital industry, the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises and startup firms, and the role of consumer financial markets. Professor Schoar has served as an expert witness in cases involving commercial litigation and financial services. She is co-organizer of the Corporate Finance Working Group at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a former member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Academic Research Council, and co-founder and scientific director of ideas42, a research lab on behavioral social science. She has published numerous articles and papers and received several awards for her research, including the Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship and the Brattle Group Prize in Corporate Finance for her paper “The Effects of Corporate Diversification on Productivity.” She has served as an associate editor of The Journal of Finance, the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Professor Schoar’s work has been featured in The Economist, the Financial Times, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

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