Professor and James F. Cleary Chair in Finance
Professor Pontiff has teaching and research interests in the area of corporate finance and capital markets. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and the Rand Journal. His papers have won numerous awards including both the Jensen Prize (first place) and the Amundi Smith Breeden Prize (first place). He has held research or teaching positions at University of Washington, UCLA, Emory, Harvard Business School, National University of Singapore, ESCP-Europe, EPFL,Northeastern, and the Institute for Financial Research (Stockholm). He is currently the executive editor at the Review of Asset Pricing Studies, an associate editor at the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Wine Economics, and a past associate editor at the Review of Financial Studies and Management Science. He is a co-founder and past president of the Financial Research Association, and a past director for the Western Finance Association.
"Shareholder nonparticipation in valuable rights offerings: New findings for an old puzzle," with Clifford G. Holderness, 2016, Journal of Financial Economics 120, 252-268
"Does Academic Publication Destroy Stock Return Predictability?," with R. David McLean, 2016, Journal of Finance.
“The Year-End Trading Activities of Institutional Investors: Evidence from Daily Trades,” with Gang Hu, R. David McLean, and Qinghai Wang, 2014, Review of Financial Studies 14, 1593-1614