Andrei Simonov

Research Fellow at Centre for Economic Policy Research, Philip J. May Endowed Professor of Finance at Michigan State University

Andrei Simonov is a Professor of Finance and Chairperson of the Finance Department at Michigan State University, a CEPR Research Fellow in the Financial Economics program. He received Ph.D. in Finance from the European Institute of Business Administration ( INSEAD, 2000). He also holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Moscow State University. His research interests include asset pricing, individual portfolio decision, and behavioral finance. Andrei is the recipient of several grants and awards. He was awarded the 2006 EFA/LECG Prize for best paper in Behavioral Finance, the 2006 Iddo Sarnat Memorial Award, and was one of the winners of the BSI Gamma Foundation Research Competition. His work is regularly presented at leading finance conferences, including American Economic Association, American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, European Finance Association, CEPR, and NBER meetings. His publications appear in leading Finance and Management journals, including, among others, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Finance, and Management Science. His research has been covered extensively in the popular press, including, among others, The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London, Economist, The Guardian, Atlantic Monthly, Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, and Dow Jones Market Watch. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Management Science, Financial Management, Journal of Empirical Finance, Russian Journal of Economics, and Russian Journal of Money and Banking. He is a founder and Scientific Director (from 2011 to 2021) of the Research Center for Empirical Finance at Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Moscow, Russia). He has also been the Academic Director of the Financial Markets Institute (since 2016).