Robin is the George Gund Professor of Finance and Banking at Harvard Business School. He serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research. He is past faculty director of the Behavioral Finance and Financial Stability project, chair of the Business Economics PhD program, and head of the Finance Unit (2018-2021). He was a previous member of the Financial Advisory Roundtable of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research.
Robin’s research is in behavioral and institutional finance, with a particular focus on “macro-level” market inefficiencies such as stock price bubbles and predictable financial crises. He has also coauthored research on the role of government and central banks in the debt markets. His research awards include the 2015 Brattle Group Distinguished Paper for an outstanding corporate finance paper published in the Journal of Finance, the Fama-DFA Prize for best paper published in 2019 in the area of capital markets and asset pricing in the Journal of Financial Economics (second place), and the inaugural 2014 Jack Treynor Prize awarded by the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance.
Robin 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.