Research Expertise and Interest
finance economics, macro-finance, behavioral finance, economics of organization, entrepreneurship
David Sraer is an Associate Professor and the James J. and Marianne B. Lowrey Chair in Business. His research spans corporate finance, macro-finance and behavioral finance. Some of his recent work focuses on (i) the effect of distortions in managerial expectation on firm efficiency (ii) how digital collateral can increase borrower welfare in new financial technology (iii) how to aggregate findings from natural experiments in general equilibrium. He received his B.S. in applied mathematics and economics from École Polytechnique in France in 2001 and his Ph.D. in economics from the Toulouse School of Economics in 2007. He is currently an associate editor for the Journal of Finance, he was a finance department editor for Management Science from February 2021 to August 2022, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Before coming to Berkeley, he was an assistant professor of economics at Princeton University.