David Thesmar

David Thesmar ©HEC Paris

David Thesmar is professor at MIT Sloan School of Management. He was professor at HEC Paris from 2005 to 2016. He is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Économique, with a Master’s from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in economics from the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. In 2007 he won the HEC Researcher of the Year Award and the prize for the Top Young Researcher in France, presented by Le Monde  and Le  Cercle des Économistes  (where he is now a member). His research areas are finance corporate, financial intermediation and banking, entrepreneurship and behavioral finance

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Articles written by David Thesmar

David Thesmar, Augustin Landier and Philippe Kruger studied various approaches to evaluating (...)

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship15 September 2009

Entrepreneurial Optimism

Key Ideas • Overhalf of entrepreneurs overestimate their development potential when they first (...)

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Corporate Strategy15 May 2011

LBOs: Job Creators and Growth Stimulants?

David Thesmar, Quentin Boucly, and David Sraer show that,  contrary to popular belief, LBOs in (...)

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David Thesmar and his co-authors demonstrate that the independence of top executives (rather than (...)

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Tribunes written by David Thesmar

Point of View26 February 2014

Can we fix the banking system?

More than five years after the financial crisis and the need for a robust means of financial (...)

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