Benjamin Golez

Assistant Professor

Benjamin  Golez

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Benjamin Golez is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Notre Dame. His research aims to better understand how and why prices of financial assets move over time. Recently, he has been analyzing stock market return predictability over the course of modern financial markets (last four centuries) and home-country media slant in the automotive industry. His work appeared in the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Financial Economics, and has been presented at the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, and the National Bureau of Economic Research meetings. His work was also featured in the Financial Times and Bloomberg Business Week. Benjamin teaches courses on investments to undergraduate and MBA students. He received a Ph.D. and MSc. degree in Finance from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).

Areas of Expertise

Asset pricing, derivatives, agency problems within financial institutions


BA, The University of Ljubljana

MS, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Ph D, Universitat Pompeu Fabra


"Four centuries of return predictability", (with Peter Koudijs), to appear in Journal of Financial Economics.

"Price support by bank-affiliated mutual funds", (with Jose Marin), Journal of Financial Economics, 115, 2015.

"Expected returns and dividend growth rates implied by derivative markets", Review of Financial Studies, 27, 2014.

"Pinning in the S&P 500 futures", (with Jens Jackwerth), Journal of Financial Economics, 106, 2012.