Ivo Welch

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Ivo Welch
Born (1963-10-04) October 4, 1963 (age 56)
Alma materUniversity of Chicago, PhD 1991
University of Chicago, MBA 1988
Columbia University, BA 1985
Known forFinancial economics
Informational Cascades
Scientific career
InstitutionsUCLA 2011-
Brown University 2004-2011
Yale University 2000-2005
UCLA 1989-2000
Doctoral advisorMilton Harris (thesis advisor)

Ivo Welch, is an American economist and finance academic. He is the J. Fred Weston Professor of Finance at UCLA Anderson School of Management.[1]

His research has focused on financial economics and informational cascades.[2] Publications include articles in academic journals[3] and the popular press,[which?] in addition to a Corporate Finance textbook.[4] He was previously on the faculties of the Yale School of Management (Professor of Economics and Finance)[5] and Brown University's economics department (Professor of Financial Economics).[6] He is an National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Research Associate.[7] He completed his BA in computer science in 1985 at Columbia University, and both his MBA and PhD in finance at the University of Chicago.[8]

Professor Welch is a two-time recipient of the Michael Brennan Award. As of 2014, he ranks 50th by downloads on SSRN.[9] In 2006, he ranked 54th on the Web of Science list of "Most-Cited Scientists in Economics & Business";[10] in 2007 (the last year of the rankings), he ranked 57th.[11] He is a Humboldt Foundation 2015 fellow.


  1. ^ "Ivo Welch, Distinguished Professor of Finance, J. Fred Weston Chair in Finance". UCLA Anderson School of Management. Faculty Page.}}
  2. ^ Bikhchandani, Suchil & Hirshleifer, David & Welch, Ivo (1992). "A Theory of Fads, Fashion, Custom, and Cultural Change as Informational Cascades". Journal of Political Economy. 100 (5): 992–1026. CiteSeerX doi:10.1086/261849. JSTOR 2138632.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Ivo Welch at IDEAS". IDEAS. Retrieved August 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ Welch, Ivo. Corporate Finance (Latest ed.).
  5. ^ "Ivo Welch, Professor of Economics and Finance". Yale.edu. Archived from the original on 2004-08-14.
  6. ^ "Ivo Welch, Professor of Economics and Finance". Brown University. Archived from the original on 2004-08-12. Retrieved December 8, 2004. Archived Faculty Page.
  7. ^ "Ivo Welch". NBER.org. National Bureau of Economic Research.
  8. ^ "About the Author (Ivo Welch)". Corporate Finance: An Introduction. 2008. ISBN 978-0321277992.
  9. ^ "Ivo Welch". SSRN. Elsevier. Author Page.
  10. ^ "Most-Cited Scientists in Economics & Business". Web of Science. 2006. Archived from the original on 2008-01-19. Retrieved 2008-02-09.
  11. ^ "Most-Cited Scientists in Economics & Business". Web of Science. 2007. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2008-06-09.

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