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Lubos Pastor is Charles P. McQuaid Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also serves as vice president of the European Finance Association, member of the CRSP Index Advisory Council, member of the board of the Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance, research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy and Research. Outside academia, he serves as an independent director and trustee of Vanguard. He has served as director of the American Finance Association, director of the European Finance Association, president of the Western Finance Association, member of the Bank Board of the National Bank of Slovakia, director of the Center for Research in Security Prices, and associate editor of the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies.

Professor Pastor’s research focuses mostly on financial markets and investment management. His articles have appeared in the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Financial Studies, and other outlets. His research has been awarded four Fama/DFA Prizes, two Smith Breeden Prizes, AQR Insight Award, Barclays Global Investors Prize, BlackRock Research Award, Goldman Sachs Asset Management Prize, Moskowitz Prize, NASDAQ Award, QMA Award, and Q Group Award.

Professor Pastor has been teaching at Chicago Booth since 1999 when he obtained a Ph.D. in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the McKinsey Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as two Faculty Excellence Awards at Chicago Booth.

Research Interests

Financial markets; investment management; sustainable finance; government policy.

Academic Areas

  • Finance

Selected Publications

2023 - 2024 Course Schedule

Number Course Title Quarter
35120 Portfolio Management 2024 (Spring)

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