Antoinette Schoar


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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 consumer finance, entrepreneurial finance, and new financial technologies. Some of her ongoing projects investigate how competition in credit card markets impacts consumers, the role of mortgage markets in the economy, applications of behavioral economics to consumer finance and cryptocurrency trading. She is also the cochair of the NBER Corporate Finance group and a cofounder 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.

"Evaluating Sama's Training and Job Programs in Nairobi, Kenya."

David Atkins, Antoinette Schoar, and Kiara Wahnschafft. Download Paper.

"Reputation, Contract Renegotiation and Price Rigidity."

Iyer, Rajkamal, Andrey Malenko, and Antoinette Schoar, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6228-20. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, November 2020.

"Transferring Information Between Marketing Campaigns to Improve Targeting Policies."

Timoshenko, Artem, Marat Ibragimov, Duncan Simester, Jonathan A. Parker, and Antoinette Schoar, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6220-20. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, November 2020.

"Retail Financial Innovation and Stock Market Dynamics: The Case of Target Date Funds."

Parker, Jonathan A., Antoinette Schoar, and Yang Sun, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6206-20. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, February 2021. NBER Working Paper 28028.

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