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Lira Mota is the Class of 1958 Career Development Assistant Professor and an Assistant Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Before joining MIT, she worked at the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy at Princeton University as a postdoctoral research associate. Her recent research covers topics such as the consequences of the demand for safe assets, the role of non-financial firms as financial agents, the drivers of the cross-section of risk and return, and information in financial markets.

She received her PhD in financial economics from Columbia Business School in 2021.


"The Savings of Corporate Giants."

Darmouni, Olivier and Lira Mota, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6725-20. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, April 2022.

"Should Information be Sold Separately? Evidence from MiFID II."

Guo, Yifent and Lira Mota. Vol. 142, No. 1 (2021): 97-126.

"The Corporate Supply of (Quasi) Safe Assets."

Mota, Lira, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6724-21. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, March 2021.

"Short-Selling Restrictions and Returns: A Natural Experiment."

Barbosa, Fernando, Marco Bonomo, Joao De Mello, and Lira Mota, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6726-19. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, May 2020.

"The Cross-Section of Risk and Returns."

Daniel, Kent, Lira Mota, Simon Rottke, and Tano Santos. The Review of Financial Studies Vol. 33, No. 5 (2020): 1927–1979.

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