Antoinette Schoar


Antoinette Schoar


Antoinette Schoar is the Stewart C. Myers-Horn Family 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


"Trading and Arbitrage in Cryptocurrency Markets."

Makarov, Igor and Antoinette Schoar. Journal of Financial Economics. Forthcoming.

"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. Online Appendix. NBER Working paper w25108.

"Price Discovery in Cryptocurrency Markets."

Makarov, Igor and Antoinette Schoar. AEA Papers and Proceedings Vol. 109, (2019): 97-99.

"The Role of Housing and Mortgage Markets in the Financial Crisis."

Adelino, Manuel, Antoinette Schoar, and Felipe Severino. Annual Review of Financial Economics Vol. 10, (2018): 25-41.

"Investing Outside the Box: Evidence from Alternative Vehicles in Private Capital."

Lerner, Josh, Antoinette Schoar, Jason Mao, Nan R. Zhang, Working Paper. 2018. NBER Working Paper 24941.

"Perception of House Price Risk and Homeownership."

Adelino, Manuel, Antoinette Schoar, Felipe Severino, Working Paper. 2018. NBER Working Paper 25090.

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