UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business Hires Two New Permanent Finance Professors
Two visiting finance professors have joined the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley as permanent faculty members, one from Kellogg and another from Chicago Booth, Haas announced last week.
Professor Annette Vissing-Jørgensen, formerly a professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and Assistant ProfessorAdair Morse, formerly an associate professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, have been visiting faculty members at Haas since July 2012. Both are known for their insightful research and award-winning teaching, the school notes.
“We are just delighted to have such a terrific pair of new faculty members coming to Haas,” Andrew Rose, associate dean for academic affairs and chair of the faculty, said in a statement. “Both Annette and Adair are superlative scholars and great teachers; we couldn’t be happier to have them joining us at Cal.”
Vissing-Jørgensen, whose research focuses on empirical asset pricing and household finance, private equity and entrepreneurship, and disclosure regulation, joins Haas as the Arno A. Rayner Chair in Finance and Management. In addition to being published in multiple leading finance and economics journals, she also won several teaching awards at Kellogg, is an associate editor of the Journal of Finance, and is a director for both the American Finance Association and the European Finance Association. As a visisting professor, she taught Haas’s Introduction to Finance class in fall 2012.
Morse’s research focuses on a wide range of topics from entrepreneurship and household finance to asset management and corporate governance. A paper she wrote on how disclosing information about fees on payday loans affects borrowing decisions won her the prestigious first place Brattle Prize from the Journal of Finance, and her work on corporate fraud helped influence the Dodd Frank Act.