Pascal Noel joined Chicago Booth as a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Finance in 2017. His research interests include household finance, public finance, macroeconomics, real estate, and behavioral economics. His current research uses administrative consumer financial data to explore the drivers of household consumption and default decisions. He is particularly interested in how households respond to financial stress and the role of public policies in alleviating this stress.
His research was awarded the AQR Top Finance Graduate Award and the David A. Wells Prize for best economics dissertation at Harvard, and it has been covered by media outlets such as Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal.
Noel earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, an M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. in Economics and in Ethics, Politics, and Economics (summa cum laude) from Yale College. Prior to graduate school, he worked as a senior policy advisor at the White House National Economic Council focusing on housing and financial markets.