Elisabeth Kempf joined Chicago Booth in 2016. Her research interests lie at the intersection of political economy and empirical corporate finance. Her work has explored the role of political partisanship in finance, conflicts of interest in information production, as well as issues related to corporate governance. Her research has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and in Management Science. It has also received a number of awards, including the Financial Research Association Best Paper Award, the AQR Top Finance Graduate Award 2016, the WFA Cubist Systematic Strategies Ph.D. Candidate Award for Outstanding Research, and the Young Scholars Finance Consortium Best Ph.D. Paper Award. Her research has been featured in outlets such as Bloomberg, CNBC, the Economist, and the Wall Street Journal. Kempf is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy and Research.

Kempf holds a Ph.D. in finance from Tilburg University (Netherlands), an M.Sc. in finance from HEC Paris (France), and a B.Sc. in business administration from the University of Mannheim (Germany). Prior to her Ph.D. studies, she worked as an analyst at Deutsche Bank.

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