Best Prof: Lubos Pastor

Lubos Pastor of Chicago's Booth School is among the best 40 business school professors under 40.

Lubos Pastor of Chicago’s Booth School is among the best 40 business school professors under 40.

Lubos Pastor

Charles P. McQuaid Professor of Finance

Age: 36

Institution: University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Hometown: Kosice, Slovakia

Marital Status: Married

Children:  Two boys

Education: The Wharton School, PhD, Finance

The Wharton School, MA, Finance

Comenius University, Mgr, Financial Management

Comenius University, Bc, Management

Wichita State University, BBA Economics and Finance

Courses:  Investments

Portfolio Management

At Booth Since:  1999

Before Booth:   PhD student at Wharton

Extracurricular Activities: National Bureau of Economics Research, Research Associate

Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research Associate

Fun Fact: “During my student years, I won awards in chess and mathematics; mainly in my native Slovakia.”

Professor Lubos Pastor’s academic research on the stock market and asset management has earned him notable recognition from leading financial institutions including Goldman Sachs and Barclays. This University of Chicago professor has written on topics such as liquidity risk, stock price bubbles, portfolio choice, performance evaluation, and IPO’s. His research has been profiled by leading business press including Forbes and the New York Times. In a display of connecting theory to practice, his scholarly studies have earned him top honors from the financial industry including the Nasdaq Award, the Goldman Sachs Asset Management Prize, and the Barclay’s Global Investors Prize. Professor Pastor is also a two time recipient of Booth’s Faculty Excellence Award for MBA Teaching (2009 and 2010).

Students Say:

“Professor Pastor teaches in a novel way that simultaneously informs, educates, and entertains students of all skill levels. He provides insights into both core financial theories and relevant applicants, often peppering classes with up-to-date market examples. In addition, his witty style elevates classroom conversations and facilitates retention of core concepts.”

Lubos Pastor is among “The World’s 40 Best B-School Profs Under the Age of 40

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