Assistant Professor of Finance
Institution: Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School
Before current institution: PhD student of finance at Chicago Booth
Hometown: Nahariya, Israel
Marital status: Married
University of Chicago, PhD, Finance
Boston University, BA, Economics and Computer Science
Courses currently teaching: Options, Futures, and Derivative Securities
Fun facts: While in college, I started and eventually sold a software startup that helps students register for classes. I also enjoy sailing and scuba diving.
Professor you most admire: Douglas Diamond, a visionary in financial intermediation research and a genuinely nice person.
Most memorable moment as a professor: When a student in my class told me he had just nailed a job interview because of something I taught the previous week.
“If I weren’t a b-school professor…” I would start a software company.
Only two years removed from his PhD program at Chicago’s Booth School, this 34-year-old finance professor is already producing fantastic academic research. He has won several “Best Paper” awards for his research in asset pricing, financial intermediation, and information economics.
In his dissertation, he studied how the speed by which information diffuses affects its value to a stock market investor. A paper based on this dissertation is forthcoming in a leading academic publication, Journal of Financial Economics.
Asaf Manela is among “The World’s 40 Best B-School Profs Under the Age of 40“