Women in Economics: Antoinette Schoar

Monday, January 13, 2020

CEPR is working in partnership with UBS to celebrate contributions of women in economics, with a series of portraits and video interviews on a dedicated website.


The first economist of 2020 to be featured is Antoinette Schoar, Stewart C. Myers-Horn Family Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management and CEPR Fellow in the Financial Economics programme area.

She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from the University of Cologne, Germany. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Finance, and the co-chair of the NBER Corporate Finance group.

Antoinette's research interests span from entrepreneurship and financing of small businesses in emerging markets to household finance and intermediation in retail financial markets. She received several awards, including the Brattle Prize for best paper in the Journal of finance and the Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship in 2009. She has published numerous papers in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economic, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and others. Her work has been featured in the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Antoinette is also the cofounder of ideas42 a non-profit organization that uses insights from behavioral economics and psychology to solve social problems.

You can find a list of all Antoinette Schoar’s CEPR Discussion Papers here, including:

Her VoxEU.org column can be found:here:

The CEPR/UBS video portraits of Antoinette, as well as those of all the other economists featured in the series, are available on our YouTube channel here

This programme shines a light on quality research and policymaking from female leaders in their field. "Women in Economics" will feature videos of prominent researchers discussing their work and insights. The content is designed to appeal to non-expert audiences as well as those with a deeper understanding of economics.

Founded on the UBS “Nobel Perspectives” concept, where, since 2015, UBS has been documenting the lives and work of Nobel Prize-winning economists, this partnership will highlight great economic minds and showcase the outstanding contributions they are making. The aspiration is to underline women’s contributions to the field of economics and inspire future generations.