Christopher J. Malloy

Sylvan C. Coleman Professor of Financial Management

Christopher Malloy is a Professor in the Finance Unit at Harvard Business School, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  Prior to joining HBS in 2007, Professor Malloy was an Assistant Professor in the Finance Department at London Business School, where he was on faculty from 2003-2007.

Professor Malloy currently teaches the second semester investment strategies and stock pitching courses at HBS, and has previously taught courses in behavioral finance, corporate finance, and equity investment management.  His research focuses on behavioral finance, asset pricing, investments and portfolio choice, labor economics, and empirical corporate finance.  His research has appeared in the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies, and has been described in The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and various other media outlets. 

Professor Malloy received a PhD in Finance and an MBA from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and a BA in Economics from Yale University. Before beginning his doctoral studies, he worked at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC in the Monetary and Financial Studies Section.

  1. Won a 2010 Smith Breeden Distinguished Paper Honor for the Best Paper in the Journal of Finance for his paper with Lauren Cohen and Andrea Frazzini, “Sell-Side School Ties” (August 2010).

  2. Won the 2007 Smith Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize for the Best Paper in the Journal of Finance for his paper with Lauren Cohen and Karl B. Diether, "Supply and Demand Shifts in the Shorting Market" (October 2007).

  3. Winner of Institute for Quantitative Investment Research (INQUIRE) Grant in 2009 for "Decoding Inside Information" (NBER Working Paper Series, No. 16454, October 2010) with Lauren Cohen and Lukasz Pomorski.

  4. Won the 2010 First Prize Chicago Quantitative Alliance Academic Paper Competition with Lauren H. Cohen for their paper with Lukasz Pomorski, "Decoding Inside Information" (NBER Working Paper Series, No. 16454, October 2010).

  5. Winner of the 2014 Crowell Memorial Prize for Best Paper on Quantitative Investing from PanAgora Asset Management for "Playing Favorites: How Firms Prevent the Revelation of Bad News" (with Lauren Cohen and Dong Lou, 2014).

  6. Winner of the 2013 Fama-DFA Second Place Prize for the Best Paper Published in the Journal of Financial Economics in the Areas of Capital Markets and Asset Pricing for "Legislating Stock Prices" (with Lauren Cohen and Karl Diether, December 2013).