Ivo Welch

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Ivo Welch
Born (1963-10-04) October 4, 1963 (age 55)
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.

His research has focused on financial economics and informational cascades.[1] Publications include articles in academic journals[2] and the popular press,[which?] in addition to a Corporate Finance textbook.[3][4] He was previously on the faculty of the Yale School of Management, and Brown University's economics department (Professor of Financial Economics). He is an NBER Research Associate.[5]

Professor Welch is twice a recipient of the Michael Brennan Award. As of 2014, he ranks 50th by downloads on SSRN.[6] In 2006, he ranked 54th on the Web of Science list of "Most-Cited Scientists in Economics & Business";[7] in 2007 (the last year of the rankings), he ranked 57th.[8] He is a Humboldt Foundation 2015 fellow.

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.[9]


  1. ^ Sushil Bikhchandani, David Hirshleifer & Ivo Welch (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)
  2. ^ "Ivo Welch at IDEAS". IDEAS. Retrieved August 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ Ivo Welch (October 6, 2008). Corporate Finance: An Introduction (United States ed.). Prentice Hall. p. 1128. ISBN 978-0321277992. (Out of print.)
  4. ^ Welch, Ivo (2011). Corporate Finance (2nd ed.). Ivo Welch. ISBN 978-0984004959.
  5. ^ Ivo Welch, nber.org
  6. ^ SSRN Author Page
  7. ^ "Most-Cited Scientists in Economics & Business". Web of Science. 2006.
  8. ^ "Most-Cited Scientists in Economics & Business". Web of Science. 2007.
  9. ^ Amazon.com Editorial Reviews (2008). "About the Author (Ivo Welch)". Corporate Finance: An Introduction. ISBN 978-0321277992.

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