Brett Green

Professor of Finance

Brett Green

Brett Green

Professor Green is an economist and Professor of Finance. His research spans a variety of fields including information economics, contract theory, corporate finance, household finance, and development economics. He received a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford Graduate School of Business. While at Stanford, he also completed a master’s degree in financial mathematics. He earned a bachelor's of science in engineering and economics from Duke University.

Area of Expertise

Economics, Microeconomics/ Industrial Organization, Corporate Finance, Finance/Investments, Financial Economics


  • Ph D 2009, Stanford University
  • MS 2008, Stanford University
  • B.S.E. 2004, Duke University

Academic/Professional Activities

  • Editor, Associate Editor, Journal of Financial
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Journal of Financial Economics
  • Board Member, Finance Theory Group


  • Brattle Group Distinguished Paper Prize, 2016
  • Hellman Fellows Award, 2013

Teaching Interests

Corporate Finance, Investments

Research Interests

Financial Economics, Information Economics, Corporate Finance, Contract Theory, Development Economics, Sports Economics

Personal Interests

Golf, running, wine, skiing, yoga, and travel

Selected Publications

  • "Bargaining and News", American Economic Review, with B. Daley, 2020
  • "Securitization, Ratings, and Credit Supply", Journal of Finance, with B. Daley, V. Vanasco, 2019
  • "Liquidity Sentiments", American Economic Review, Issue 11, 3813-48, with V. Asriyan, W. Fuchs, 2019
  • "Information Spillovers in Asset Markets with Correlated Values", American Economic Review, with V. Asriyan, W. Fuchs, 2017
  • "Hot Hand Fallacy: Cognitive Mistakes or Equilibrium Adjustments? Evidence from Major League Baseball", Management Science, with J. Zwiebel, 2018
  • "Breakthroughs, Deadlines, and Self-Reported Progress: Contracting for Multistage Projects", American Economic Review, with C.R. Taylor, 2016
  • "An Information-Based Theory of Time-Varying Liquidity", Journal of Finance, Issue 2, 809-870, with B. Daley, 2016
  • "The Welfare Benefits of Pay-As-You-Go Financing", with Renping Li, David Sraer
  • "Digital Collateral", Quarterly Journal of Economics, with P. Gertler, C. Wolfram
  • "Waiting for News in the Market for Lemons", Econometrica, with B. Daley, 2012