I am a Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at Caltech in the Humanities and Social Sciences group. From 2010-2014, I was on the faculty at Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University
studies the financial intermediation, innovation and management of
high-growth entrepreneurial firms. In this environment which is
characterized by extreme agency and information frictions, one can
revisit fundamental issues in finance and economics. I am particularly interested in the source of value-add of financial intermediaries such as VCs, the role of gender in entrepreneurship (see my lecture here) and the differences between public and private ownership forms. All projects
attempt to create new large sample data where earlier research had only a
few industries or short time periods.