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Awarded the National Science Foundation Early Career Development CAREER Award

Publications and Working Papers

  • “Economic Links and Predictable Returns” (with Andrea Frazzini), 2008,  Journal of Finance, 63, 1977-2011.
    • Winner of the Smith Breeden Prize, Distinguished Paper, for the best paper published in the Journal of Finance 2008
    • Winner of Emerald Citation of Excellence Award 2009
    • Winner of First Prize, Chicago Quantitative Alliance Academic Paper Competition 2006
    • Winner of BSI Gamma Foundation Grant 2006
  • “The Small World of Investing: Board Connections and Mutual Fund Returns” (with Andrea Frazzini and Christopher Malloy), 2008,  Journal of Political Economy, 116, 951-979.
    • Winner of BGI Award, Best Paper in Asset Pricing, European Finance Association 2007
  • “Loyalty Based Portfolio Choice” 2009,  Review of Financial Studies, 22, 1213-1245.
  • “Sell Side School Ties” (with Andrea Frazzini and Christopher Malloy), 2010, Journal of Finance, 65, 1409-1437.
    • Winner of the Smith Breeden Prize, Distinguished Paper, for the best paper published in the Journal of Finance 2010
  • “The Power of Alumni Networks” (with Christopher Malloy), 2010,  Harvard Business Review 88, no. 10.
  • “Do Powerful Politicians Cause Corporate Downsizing?” (with Joshua Coval and Christopher Malloy), 2011.  Journal of Political Economy 199, 1015-1060.
  • “Hiring Cheerleaders: Board Appointments of 'Independent' Directors” (with Andrea Frazzini and Christopher Malloy), 2012,  Management Science 58, 1039-1058
  • “Complicated Firms” (with Dong Lou), 2012,  Journal of Financial Economics 104, 383-400.
    • Winner of the First Prize, Crowell Memorial Award, PanAgora Asset Management, 2011
    • Winner of the Best Paper Prize of the Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) Forum 2010
    • Winner of First Prize, Istanbul Stock Exchange 25th Anniversary Best Paper Competition 2010
    • Winner of Institute for Quantitative Investment Research (INQUIRE) Grant 2010
    • Winner of Paul Woolley Centre Academic Grant 2010
  • “Friends in High Places” (with Christopher Malloy), 2014.  American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 6, 63-91.
  • “Legislating Stock Prices” (with Karl Diether and Christopher Malloy), 2013.  Journal of Financial Economics 110, 574-595. (with Andrea Frazzini and Christopher Malloy), 2010, Journal of Finance, 65, 1409-1437.
    • Winner of Fama-DFA Prize for the Best Paper Published in the Journal of Financial Economics in the Areas of Capital Markets and Asset Pricing (Distinguished Paper), 2013.
  • “Resident Networks and Corporate Connections: Evidence from World War II Internment Camps” (with Umit Gurun and Christopher Malloy), 2015.  Journal of Finance, forthcoming.
    • Winner of First Prize, the Inaugural Hakan Orbay Research Award, 2015.

Book Chapters

  • “Who Chooses Board Members?” (with Ali Akyol), 2013. Prepared for  Advances in Financial Economics, Volume 16, edited by Kose John, Anil Makhija, and Stephen Ferris.

Working Papers

  • “Playing Favorites: How Firms Prevent the Revelation of Bad News” (with Dong Lou and Christopher Malloy), 2014.
    • Winner of First Prize, Crowell Memorial Award for Best Paper in Quantitative Investments, PanAgora Asset Management, 2014.
    • (R&R, Journal of Finance)
  • “Mini West Virginias: Corporations as Government Dependents” (with Christopher Malloy), 2014.

HBS Course Materials

  • “Seeking Alpha in the Afterlife: CMG Life Services and the Life Settlement Industry,” Harvard Business School Case 213-104.
  • “Seeking Alpha in the Afterlife: CMG Life Services and the Life Settlement Industry,” Harvard Business School Teaching Note 213-149.
  • “Tottenham Hotspur plc,” with Christopher Malloy and Joshua Coval, Harvard Business School Case 209-059.
  • “Tottenham Hotspur plc,” with Christopher Malloy and Joshua Coval, Harvard Business School Teaching Note 209-121.
  • “Miracle Life Inc,” with Christopher Malloy, Harvard Business School Case 210-039.
  • “Miracle Life Inc,” with Christopher Malloy, Harvard Business School Teaching Note 210-069.
  • “PlanetTran,” with Christopher Malloy, Harvard Business School Case 209-029.
  • “PlanetTran,” with Christopher Malloy, Harvard Business School Teaching Note 209-120
  • “Fundamental Analysis in Emerging Markets: Autoweb Holdings,” with Christopher Malloy, Harvard Business School Case 212-022.
  • “Fundamental Analysis in Emerging Markets: Tren Anuncio Rapido,” with Christopher Malloy, Harvard Business School Case 212-023.
  • “Fundamental Analysis in Emerging Markets: Autoweb Holdings and Tren Anuncio Rapido,” with Christopher Malloy, Harvard Business School Teaching Note 209-121.
  • “Business Intelligence Advisors (BIA) Inc.: Finding the Hidden Meaning in Corporate Disclosures,” with Christopher Malloy, Harvard Business School Case 212-031.
  • “Business Intelligence Advisors (BIA) Inc.: Finding the Hidden Meaning in Corporate Disclosures,” with Christopher Malloy, Harvard Business School Teaching Note 212-066.
  • “Stock Pitching at Freelin Capital,” Harvard Business School Case 213-086.
  • “Stock Pitching at Freelin Capital,” Harvard Business School Teaching Note 213-101.

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Lauren H. Cohen, Ph.D.

L.E. Simmons Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Editor, Management Science
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

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  Lauren Cohen

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