Her current research examines returns and capital flows in the venture capital industry, the effect of managerial styles on corporate policies, and the impact of corporate governance changes on a firm’s performance. Her paper, “The Effects of Corporate Diversification on Productivity,” won the 2003 Journal of Finance Brattle Prize. She has published several papers in The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, and The Quarterly Journal of Economics. Her work also has been featured in The Financial Times, The New York Times, and The Economist.
Schoar is a member of the American Finance Association and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to starting her graduate studies, she worked at Daimler Benz and McKinsey & Company.
She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from the University of Cologne, Germany. While a student, she received several prestigious scholarships from the German National Scholarship foundation, the ministry of commerce, and the George Stigler Center at the University of Chicago.
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