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Professor Michaely is a professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the University of Hong Kong. Before that he was The Rudd Family professor of Finance at Cornell University and Cornell Tech. Professor Michaely’s research interests are in the areas of corporate governance, entrepreneurial finance, and FinTech.

His research has appeared in scholarly journals as the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. His research has been frequently featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the Economist, Investor’s Business Daily, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Barrons, Money, and others. Prof. Michaely has given over 200 invited research talks and conference presentations around the world, and is working with scholars from the US, Europe, and Asia on research in corporate finance. He was recently recognized as one of the most cited people in finance, and finished serving a 4-years term as an associate editor for the Journal of Finance

Professor Michaely’s research has also received many awards and honors. Awards include 2017 Distinguish research award of the, Eastern Finance Association, 2017, the 2005 Journal of Financial Economics Fama Prize for best paper, the 2000 Journal of Finance Smith Breeden Prize for distinguish paper, The 2000 Western Finance Association Award for the best paper on capital formation, The Review of Financial Studies 1999 Barclays Global Investors/Michael Brennan Runner-up Award, The 1999 Western Finance Association Award for the best paper, 1996 Quantitative Alliance Group Prize for best paper, and the 1996 Western Finance Association Award for best paper on investments.

Professor Michaely was a director of the Israeli Securities Authority (ISA) from 1998 to 2003, was the chairperson of Tachlit investment committee. He is a cofounder of GinaLife, a Femtech Israeli startup specializing in early screening for ovarian cancer. He is also on the boards and advisory board of several startups including Tipranks, Mogul, and Hyro.

Research Interests

Corporate Governance, empirical corporate finance

Working Papers


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