Lauren H. Cohen

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Lauren Cohen is an Associate Professor in the Finance area and Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School, an Associate Editor of the Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, and the Review of Asset Pricing Studies, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  Prior to joining HBS, Professor Cohen was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Yale University, in the School of Management, where he was on faculty from 2005-2007.

Professor Cohen’s research focuses on empirical asset pricing, behavioral finance, and portfolio choice.  He has investigated the effect of limited attention on price evolution and studied the information in shorting for future returns. His recent work examines the role of social networks in information transmission in equity markets and government. His research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies.  It has also been covered in media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Economist, Business Week, Fortune, and Forbes.  He has been awarded a National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his research agenda on Relationships in Finance.

Professor Cohen received a Ph.D. in finance and an MBA from the University of Chicago in 2005.  He earned dual undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania - a B.S.E. from the Wharton School and a B.A. in economics from the College of Arts & Sciences in 2001.  He serves on the advisory board of Quadriserv, Inc.