Robin Greenwood

George Gund Professor of Finance and Banking

Robin is the George Gund Professor of Finance and Banking at Harvard Business School. At HBS he is the Faculty director of the Behavioral Finance and Financial Stability project, chairs the Business Economics PhD program, and serves as coursehead for Finance 1, the first semester core MBA finance offering. He is a member of the Financial Advisory Roundtable of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research.

Robin's research is in behavioral and institutional finance, with a particular focus on "macro-level" market inefficiencies such as asset price bubbles. He has also coauthored research on the role of government and central banks in the debt markets. His research awards include the 2015 Brattle Group Distinguished Paper for an outstanding corporate finance paper published in the Journal of Finance, and the inaugual 2014 Jack Treynor Prize awarded by the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance.  

Robin received a Ph.D. from Harvard in Economics, and B.S. degrees in Economics and Mathematics at MIT. He has taught in both years of the MBA curriculum as well as the PhD program. 

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  1. Winner of a 2014 Jack Treynor Prize from the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance for "X-CAPM: An Extrapolative Capital Asset Pricing Model" (Journal of Financial Economics, 2015) with Nicholas Barberis, Lawrence Jin, and Andrei Shleifer. The Treynor Prize recognizes superior academic working papers with potential applications in the fields of investment management and financial markets.

  2. Runner up for the 2014 Pearson/Prentice Hall Prize for Best Paper published in Financial Management in the previous two years for "Agency Costs, Mispricing, and Ownership Structure" (2012) with Sergey Chernenko and C. Fritz Foley.

  3. Won the 2010 Doctoral Award for Excellence in Mentoring.

  4. Named a Distinguished Referee in 2009 by Review of Financial Studies.