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Edward D. Van Wesep

Associate Professor of Management

Subject Area(s): Finance

Edward Van Wesep studies labor contracting, in theory and practice. For example, he considers how pay should be timed to help workers smooth consumption, how signing bonuses can signal a firm's belief in its match with a potential hire, and how firms can out-earn their peers by establishing reputations for rewarding top performers with better job titles. Ongoing work concerns the design of teacher contracts and performance measures. His research has been published in the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics and Management Science, as well as in other outlets. Dr. Van Wesep has taught courses in microeconomics, game theory and contract theory, and currently teaches finance. In the past, he worked as a business analyst at Capital One Financial and an associate at McKinsey & Co., and has entrepreneurial experience as a co-founder of the specialty finance firm Risk Allocation Systems.

Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University, 2007
Sc.B., Applied Mathematics – Economics, Brown University, 2003

Research Interest(s):
Contracting, compensation, finance, game theory, microeconomics, and political economy


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