Women in Economics: Paola Sapienza

Friday, March 6, 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 economist to be featured this month is Paola Sapienza, is the Donald C. Clark/HSBC Chair in Consumer Finance Professor at the Kellogg School of Management. She is a fellow in CEPR's Financial Economics Programme Area.

Sapienza's areas of expertise include banking and financial institutions, behavioural economics, behavioural finance, corporate finance, emerging markets and regulation of financial markets, private equity and venture capital. Paola has been an Associate Editor at the Journal of Economic Perspectives, Management Science, and the Journal of Finance. She is a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and she was elected director of the American Finance Association in 2011 for a three year term. She served on the board of the Academic Female Finance Committee (AFFECT) of the American Finance Association for four years, from 2015 to 2019

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

The CEPR/UBS video portraits of Paola, 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.