Professor of Economics
Andrei Shleifer is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Before coming to Harvard in 1991, he taught at Princeton and the University of Chicago Business School.
Shleifer also worked in the areas of comparative corporate governance, law and finance, behavioral finance, as well as institutional economics.
He has published four books, including The Grabbing Hand (with Robert Vishny) and Inefficient Markets: An Introduction to Behavioral Finance, and more than a hundred articles.
He served as editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics between 1989 and 1999, and as associate editor of both the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics. He is currently editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives and an advisory editor of the Journal of Financial Economics.
He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In 1999, Shleifer was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded every two years to the most promising US economist under 40, for his seminal works on corporate finance (corporate governance, law and finance), the economics of financial markets (deviations from efficient markets), and the economics of transition.
He is among the 10 most influential economists in the world and is listed top 1 in the category “Most-Cited Scientists in Economics & Business”.
Shleifer received an undergraduate degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.