Peter Tufano

Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School; Senior Advisor, Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability, Harvard University
Peter Tufano


Ph.D., business economics, Harvard University

Summary of Experience

Professor Tufano’s work spans a broad range of topics in finance, including climate finance and derivatives and structured finance. His research interests include financial innovation, business solutions to climate change, the design of new securities and financial instruments, the organization of financial markets, corporate risk management, the mutual fund industry, and household finance. Professor Tufano has provided expert testimony and reports in several finance- and securities-related matters, including a matter involving retained asset accounts; the Parmalat securities litigation; economic characterizations of securities for tax courts; and the Enron Corporation securities, derivative, and ERISA litigations.

He has written a number of books, and his articles have been published in journals such as The Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies, and Harvard Business Review. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Investment Management. Professor Tufano’s work has also been featured in a number of media outlets, including The New York Times and the Financial Times. He has received several awards, including the Smith Breeden Prize for the best finance paper published in The Journal of Finance and a leadership award from the Aspen Institute. Prior to re-joining the Harvard Business School faculty, he was dean of the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford for a decade.

AG Contacts

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Richard M. Starfield