Faculty & Research

Adrien Verdelhan

  • Class of 1956 Career Development Professor
  • Associate Professor, Finance

Adrien Verdelhan is the Class of 1956 Career Development Professor and an Associate Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

His research focuses on measures of systematic risk in financial markets, particularly in currency and sovereign bond markets. Verdelhan’s work in international finance shows when and why exchange rates are risky, thus shedding light on the most well-known and puzzling currency trading strategy:  the carry trade. His research has been published in the American Economic ReviewThe Journal of Finance, and The Review of Financial Studies, among others.

He is currently a Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Verdelhan was elected Teacher of the Year in 2011 by MIT Sloan students and received the Jamieson Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2016.

He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.

Current Research Focus:  Verdelhan's research focus is international finance with a particular interest in foreign exchange and sovereign bond markets. Current projects include the measure of the share of systematic risk in bilateral exchange rates at high and low frequencies, the link between exchange rates and returns on long-term bonds, the impact of risk premia on the tax vs. government debt trade-off, and the optimal size of international capital flows in a world with time-varying aggregate risk, as well as the quantity and price of currency risk in international equity markets.