Adrien Verdelhan is the Stephens Naphtal Professor of Finance 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 recent work focuses on arbitrage opportunities and the role of banking regulation. His research has been published notably in the American Economic Review, The Journal of Finance, and The Review of Financial Studies.
He is currently a Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was elected Teacher of the Year in 2011 and in 2018 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. Current projects include the arbitrage opportunities in currency markets and the role of banking regulation, 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, 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.