Lauren H. Cohen

L.E. Simmons Professor of Business Administration

Lauren Cohen is the L.E. Simmons Professor in the Finance Unit at Harvard Business School and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is a past Editor of Management Science, and has also served on the editorial boards of the Review of Financial Studies and the Review of Asset Pricing Studies.  He teaches in the MBA Program, Executive Education Program, Doctoral Program, and Special Custom Programs at the Harvard Business School.

His award-winning research has been published in the top journals in Finance and Economics. It is also frequently described in various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Economist, and Forbes.  It has been recognized by numerous National Science Foundation (NSF) Awards, including a National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award for his research agenda on Relationships in Finance.  Dr. Cohen received a PhD in finance and an MBA from the University of Chicago in 2005.  He earned dual undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania - a BSE from the Wharton School and a BA in economics from the College of Arts & Sciences in 2001.  He also served on the advisory board of Cake Financial (acquired by E*Trade) and Quadriserv, Inc. (acquired by EquiLend Holdings - an industry consortium comprised of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, UBS, JPMorgan, Northern Trust, Blackrock and State Street).