Associate Professor of Finance and John and Dyan Smith Professor of Management and Family Business, Academic Director of the John and Dyan Smith Family Business Initiative, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University Professor Tsoutsoura is an Associate Professor of Finance and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is also the academic director of the Smith Family Business Initiative. Before joining Cornell, Tsoutsoura was associate professor of finance at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago. Her work was awarded the 2013 Wharton School-WRDS Award for Best Empirical Finance Paper. The Fulbright Fellowship and the WFA Trefftzs Award are among Tsoutsoura's other varied honors and fellowships. Her work has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. Her research has been covered extensively in print and electronic media, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, Bloomberg, NPR, New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, BusinessWeek, International Herald Tribune, and CNBC. Tsoutsoura earned her PhD in Finance with distinction from the Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, her MSc in Financial Engineering from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley, and a BSc in Economics from the University of Piraeus in Greece.
ESG & Corporate Governance
Are American Firms Becoming Politically Polarized?
A new paper examines political polarization among top executives in S&P 1500 firms, highlighting a robust trend toward political polarization in corporate...
Antitrust and Competition
Startup Acquisitions Have Undecided Effects on Innovation and Economic Growth
Startups are a major driver of innovation, but many startups are acquired by large incumbents. Do these acquisitions stifle innovation or promote...
ESG & Corporate Governance
History Shows that Voluntary ESG Standards Lead to a More Focused ESG Disclosure
In recent years, ESG reports have become more common for publicly traded companies. However, critics have found the information they provide to...
Letters that Matter: How Interest Groups Shape Financial Legislation
Members of Congress are inundated with an avalanche of correspondence on a daily basis. But what persuades them to heed the call?...
Are There Really Gender Pay Differences in the CEO Labor Market?
The gender pay gap is a well-documented phenomenon in global labor markets, but this gap does not seem to apply to the...
How Many Banks Are at Risk of Insolvency Right Now?
Given the recent banking turmoil and failure of SVB and Signature and issues in First Republic, it is important to understand the...
The Challenges of Regulating Disinformation
In response to rising concerns about political disinformation, governments have introduced a slew of interventions. Federico Vaccari warns in new research that...
India’s Evolving Industrial Policy Is Critical for Realizing Its Development Vision
Industrial policy was once so out of fashion that it was jokingly called “the policy that shall not be named.” Now it’s...