George Gund Professor of Finance and Banking
Robin is the George Gund Professor of Finance and Banking at Harvard Business School. He works in behavioral and institutional finance, with a particular focus on "macro-level" market inefficiencies. He 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. He was the chair of the Finance for Senior Executives Program, developed the Behavioral and Value Investing Elective Course, and now runs the first semester of finance in the MBA program. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an editor of the Review of Financial Studies.
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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.
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.
Won the 2010 Doctoral Award for Excellence in Mentoring.
Named a Distinguished Referee in 2009 by Review of Financial Studies.