Elisabeth Kempf

Assistant Professor
Chicago Booth

Elisabeth Kempf’s research interests include corporate finance, financial intermediation, and labor in finance. Currently she is studying the incentive effects of revolving doors, the value of experience for mutual fund managers, and the role of investor attention for corporate actions.

Kempf’s research will soon be published in the Review of Financial Studies. Her dissertation was awarded the AQR Top Finance Graduate Award at Copenhagen Business School, the Western Finance Association Cubist Systematic Strategies PhD Candidate Award for Outstanding Research, the American Finance Association’s Young Scholars Finance Consortium Best Paper PhD Award, and the European Finance Association Best Doctoral Tutorial Paper Prize.

Kempf holds a BSc in business administration from the University of Mannheim in Germany, an MSc in finance from HEC Paris, and a PhD in finance cum laude from Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

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