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Jessica JEFFERS

Associate Professor

Finance

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Biography

Jessica studies empirical corporate finance, with a special interest in labor and finance, entrepreneurship, law, and sustainability. She is a founding member of the Impact Finance Research Consortium. She also co-organizes the Labor & Finance Online Seminar (LFOS) with Tania Babina (Columbia), David Matsa (Kellogg), and Elena Simintzi (UNC).

Jessica earned her PhD in finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She has received prizes including the AQR Top Finance Graduate Award, the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship for entrepreneurship studies, and the Investment for Impact Research Prize. Prior to academia, she worked in management consulting for the financial industry. She holds a BA in economics & mathematics from Yale University.

Scientific articles

Shadow Contracts

University of Chicago Business Law Review, Spring 2022, vol. 1, n° 1, (in coll. with A. M. TUCKER)

Contracts with (Social) benefits: The implementation of impact investing

Journal of Financial Economics, November 2021, vol. 142, n° 2, pp 697-718, (in coll. with C. Geczy, D. K. Musto, A. M. Tucker)

In Pursuit of Good & Gold: Data Observations of Employee Ownership & Impact Investment

Seattle University Law Review, 2017, vol. 40, n° 2, (in coll. with C. GECZY, D. K. MUSTO, A. M. TUCKER)

Institutional Investment When Shareholders Are Not Supreme

Harvard Business Law Review, 2015, vol. 5, n° 1, pp 75-139, (in coll. with C. GECZY, D. K. MUSTO, A. M. TUCKER)

Working papers

Scientific articles

Shadow Contracts

University of Chicago Business Law Review, Spring 2022, vol. 1, n° 1, (in coll. with A. M. TUCKER)

Contracts with (Social) benefits: The implementation of impact investing

Journal of Financial Economics, November 2021, vol. 142, n° 2, pp 697-718, (in coll. with C. Geczy, D. K. Musto, A. M. Tucker)

In Pursuit of Good & Gold: Data Observations of Employee Ownership & Impact Investment

Seattle University Law Review, 2017, vol. 40, n° 2, (in coll. with C. GECZY, D. K. MUSTO, A. M. TUCKER)

Institutional Investment When Shareholders Are Not Supreme

Harvard Business Law Review, 2015, vol. 5, n° 1, pp 75-139, (in coll. with C. GECZY, D. K. MUSTO, A. M. TUCKER)

Working papers

Education

  • Ph.D., in Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - USA

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2022- Associate Professor, Finance HEC Paris

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Impact Finance Research Consortium (founding member)

Editorial activities

  • Referee: Review of Financial Studies Journal of Finance Review of Finance Management Science Journal of Law Economics Review of Economics and Statistics Journal of Business Ethics Review of Corporate Finance Studies Journal of the European Economic Association