ep 005: think big and pursue big ideas - prof campbell harvey

By Nikita Fadeev   •   03, Jun, 2020  
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prof campbell harvey
Professor of Finance, Duke University
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Professor Campbell Harvey is a Professor of Finance at Duke University. He has 70 thousand citations and is one of the most recognised researchers in finance. Professor Harvey spent over 33 years in academia, published over 125 papers and advised some of the largest and most influential financial institutions. In our latest episode, he shares stories and lessons he learned while studying under several Nobel laureates. He also explains why he claims that over 50% of claimed research findings in financial economics are likely false and what drives him as a scholar. Furthermore, he expands on the differences in incentives between the industry and academia and what is the likely path to recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

topics discussed:

  • When did you get interested in finance?

  • Studying under Nobel laureates and its impact  

  • Motivation behind the research

  • Why most claimed research findings in financial economics are likely false

  • Different incentives between the industry and academia and its implication 

  • Personal experience of doing research in the industry vs academia

  • Projection for the recovery from COVID-19

  • Advice to younger self

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