Jessica Jeffers studies empirical corporate finance. Her interests include human capital and investment decisions, in particular entrepreneurship and social enterprise. She has been awarded the AQR Top Finance Graduate Award and the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship for entrepreneurship studies, and is a winner of the LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge.
Jeffers earned a PhD in finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BA in economics & mathematics from Yale University. Outside of academia, Jeffers has worked in management consulting for the financial industry.
Jeffers is currently co-organizing the Labor & Finance Online Seminar (LFOS) with Tania Babina (Columbia), David Matsa (Kellogg), and Elena Simintzi (UNC). Visit the LFOS web page for details.