Elisabeth Kempf

Jaime and Raquel Gilinski Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School

Elisabeth Kempf is an Associate Professor in the Finance Unit at Harvard Business School. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy and Research (CEPR). Professor Kempf’s research interests lie at the intersection of political economy and empirical corporate finance. Her work has explored the role of political partisanship and polarization in finance, conflicts of interest in information production, as well as issues related to corporate governance. Her research has been featured in outlets such as Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, CNBC, and The Economist. Prior to joining Harvard Business School, Professor Kempf spent six years as a faculty member at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She holds a Ph.D. in finance from Tilburg University (Netherlands), an M.Sc. in finance from HEC Paris (France), and a B.Sc. in business administration from the University of Mannheim (Germany).