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Johan Walden

Associate Professor of Finance
Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellow
Distinguished Teaching Fellow
Haas Finance Group
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment, F696
Personal Homepage: http://www.johanwalden.com/
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)
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PhD, Financial Economics, Yale University
MA, Financial Economics, Yale University
Docent, Applied Mathematics, Uppsala University
PhD, Applied Mathematics, Uppsala University
MS, Business Studies and Economics, Uppsala University
MS, Engineering Physics, Uppsala University
BA, History, Uppsala University

Positions Held

At Haas since 2005

2012 – present, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
2005 – 2012, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
1999 – 2002, Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company, Stockholm, Sweden

Current Research and Interests

  • Asset pricing
  • Heavy-tailed risks
  • Networks and capital markets
  • Insurance

Selected Papers and Publications

  • “Markup cycles, dynamic misallocation and amplification” (with Marcus Opp and Christine Parlour), Journal of Economic Theory, 2014, 154, 126-161.
  • “Investor Networks in the Stock Market,” (with Han Ozsoylev, Deniz Yavuz and Recep Bildik), Review of Financial Studies, 2014, 27(5), 1323-1366.
  • ”Limited Capital Market Participation and Human Capital Risk”, (with Jonathan Berk), Review of Asset Pricing Studies, 2013, 3(1), 1-37.
  • “Financial Flexibility, Bank Capital Flows, and Asset Prices,” (with Christine Parlour and Richard Stanton), Journal of Finance, 2012, 67(5), 1685-1722.
  • “Hedging Labor Income Risk,” (with Sebastien Betermeier, Christine Parlour and Thomas Jansson), Journal of Financial Economics, 2012, 105(3), 622-639.


  • Finance Workshop
  • Introduction to Finance, EWMBA 203
  • Stochastic Calculus, MFE230Q

Honors and Awards

  • Schwabacher Fellowship, 2010-2011
  • Earl Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2016

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