​Léa Stern

Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics

Foster School of Business, University of Washington


  1. "Pay for Performance from Future Fund Flows: The Case of Private Equity"Review of Financial Studies, 25, 3259-3304, 2012, (Ji-Woong Chung, Berk A. Sensoy, and Michael S. Weisbach)
    • ​​Wharton-WRDS Best Paper Award WFA 2011
    • Outstanding Paper Award - 6th International COnference on Asia-Pacific FInancial Markets
    • Featured in Finance and Accounting Memos, Issue 2, 2014
  2. "Is Corporate Governance Risk Valued? Evidence from Directors’ and Officers’ Insurance"Journal of Corporate Finance, 18 (2), 2012, (Martin Boyer)
    • ​​Best Paper Bank of Canada Award, NFA 2010
  3. "D&O Insurance and IPO Performance: What Can We Learn from Insurers?", Journal of Financial Intermediation, 23 (4), 504-540, 2014, (Martin Boyer)​​

​​Research interests

Empirical Corporate Finance, Governance, Private Equity, D&O Insurance, Machine Learning  

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