Samuel G. Hanson

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Samuel G. Hanson is an Assistant Professor in the Finance Unit of Harvard Business School, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He teaches the Finance I course in the MBA required curriculum and a PhD course in Empirical Methods.

Professor Hanson holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Quantitative Economics and Philosophy from Tufts University. Before beginning his doctoral studies, he worked as an investment banking analyst at Lehman Brothers and as an assistant economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. During 2009 Hanson worked at the U.S. Treasury Department where he served as a Special Assistant and Liaison to the White House National Economic Council.

Professor Hanson's research interests lie in corporate finance, behavioral finance, and asset pricing. His recent research has focused on corporate supply responses to fluctuations in investor demand for different types of securities and on optimal financial regulation. Hanson's research has appeared in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and the Review of Economics and Statistics.

  1. Winner of the 2014 Rising Scholar Award from The Review of Financial Studies for his paper with Adi Sunderam, “The Growth and Limits of Arbitrage: Evidence from Short Interest.”