Ivo Welch

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Ivo Welch
Born (1963-10-04) October 4, 1963 (age 55)
Residence US
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Chicago, PhD 1991
University of Chicago, MBA 1988
Columbia University, BA 1985
Known for Financial economics
Informational Cascades
Scientific career
Fields Economist
Institutions UCLA 2011-
Brown University 2004-2011
Yale University 2000-2005
UCLA 1989-2000
Doctoral advisor Milton Harris (thesis advisor)

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

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.[2] His research has focused on financial economics and informational cascades.[3] Publications include articles in academic journals[4] and the popular press,[which?] in addition to a Corporate Finance textbook.[5] He was previously on the faculties of the Yale School of Management (Professor of Economics and Finance)[6] and Brown University's economics department (Professor of Financial Economics).[7] He is an National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Research Associate.[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. ^ "About the Author (Ivo Welch)". Corporate Finance: An Introduction. 2008. ISBN 978-0321277992.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ "Ivo Welch at IDEAS". IDEAS. Retrieved August 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ Welch, Ivo. Corporate Finance (Latest ed.).
  6. ^ "Ivo Welch, Professor of Economics and Finance". Yale.edu.
  7. ^ "Ivo Welch, Professor of Economics and Finance". Brown University. Retrieved December 8, 2004. Archived Faculty Page.
  8. ^ "Ivo Welch". NBER.org. National Bureau of Economic Research.
  9. ^ "Ivo Welch". SSRN. Elsevier. Author Page.
  10. ^ "Most-Cited Scientists in Economics & Business". Web of Science. 2006.
  11. ^ "Most-Cited Scientists in Economics & Business". Web of Science. 2007.

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