Antoinette Schoar


Antoinette Schoar


Antoinette Schoar is the Michael M. Koerner (1949) Professor of Entrepreneurship and a Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

An expert in corporate finance, entrepreneurship, and organizational economics, Schoar researches venture capital, entrepreneurial finance, corporate diversification, governance, and capital budgeting decisions in firms. She has received the Fellowship of the George Stigler Center, 1997–1999, and the ERP Doctoral Scholarship of the German Ministry of Trade, 1995–1997.

Schoar holds a diploma in economics from the University of Cologne, Germany, and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.

Current Research Focus:  Schoar's current research focuses on the areas of household finance, entrepreneurial finance, and finance in emerging markets. Some of her ongoing projects investigate whether the market for financial advice corrects or aggravates investor biases, how competition in credit card markets impacts financing contracts, the role of housing and other forms of collateral for firm and job creation, and applications of behavioral economics to small-business lending. She is also a co-founder of ideas42, a non-profit that uses insights from behavioral economics and psychology to solve social problems.


NBER Corporate Finance program appoints Schoar as co-director

Professor Antoinette Schoar named one of the top 10 academics by aiCIO magazine

Antoinette Schoar has received the Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship


"Belief Disagreement and Portfolio Choice."

Meeuwis, Maarten, Jonathan A. Parker, Antoinette Schoar, and Duncan I. Simester, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5553-18. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, July 2019.

"The Cost of Political Connections."

Bertrand, Marianne, Francis Kramarz, Antoinette Schoar, and David Thesmar. Review of Finance Vol. 22, No. 3 (2018): 849-876.

"The Impact of Consulting Services on Small and Medium Enterprises: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Mexico."

Bruhn, Miriam, Dean Karlan, and Antoinette Schoar. Journal of Political Economy Vol. 126, No. 2 (2018): 635-687.

"The Globalization of Angel Investments: Evidence Across Countries."

Lerner, Josh, Antoinette Schoar, Stanislav Sokolinski, and Karen Wilson. Journal of Financial Economics Vol. 127, No. ` (2018): 1-20.

"Loan Originations and Defaults in the Mortgage Crisis: The Role of the Middle Class."

Adelino, Manuel, Antoinette Schoar, and Felipe Severino. Review of Financial Studies Vol. 29, No. 7 (2016): 1635-1670.

"Does the Market Value CEO Styles?"

Schoar, Anthoinette, and Luo Zuo. American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings Vol. 106, No. 5 (2016): 262-266.

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