David S. Scharfstein
Edmund Cogswell Converse Professor of Finance and Banking
Harvard Business School
David S. Scharfstein is the Edmund Cogswell Converse Professor of Finance and Banking at Harvard Business School. His research focuses on banking, financial distress, risk management, corporate investment, and private equity. Prior to joining the Harvard Business School faculty in 2003, Scharfstein was on the finance faculty of MIT's Sloan School of Management for 16 years, most recently as the Dai Ichi Kangyo Professor of Management. Professor Scharfstein is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also a member of the Squam Lake Working Group on Financial Regulation, a nonpartisan, nonaffiliated group of 15 leading economists which offers guidance on financial regulatory reform and recently published The Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System (Princeton University Press). During 2009-10, Professor Scharfstein served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and on the staff of the National Economic Council.