William Mullins

William Mullins is an assistant professor of finance at the UC San Diego Rady School of Management. His research is in finance and behavioral economics and focuses on how political and social media sentiment affects markets and households. His research has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, and American Economic Review: Insights. He received Rady Teaching Awards in 2019, 2020, and 2022, and has written two Harvard Business School case studies. Pre-PhD he worked as an advisor to Chile's Minister of Finance. He has a PhD in Finance from MIT, a MSc in Economics from Universidad Católica de Chile, and a BA from the University of Oxford. He is from Chile: his full name is William Mullins Pardo.

Innovators Respond to Their Presidential Candidate Winning With More Innovation

Does an inventor’s political identity influence their productivity? In a new paper, Joseph Engelberg, Runjing Lu, William Mullins, and Richard Townsend examine the impacts of the 2008 and 2016 United States presidential elections on Democrat and Republican inventors, with a particular focus on the quantity and quality of patents after the country elects a new president.

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