Mendoza School of Business

Benjamin Golez

Associate Professor
  256 Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
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Benjamin Golez is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Notre Dame and a Faculty Fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing. His research aims to better understand how and why prices of financial assets move over time and across countries. He has analyzed historical data going back to the beginning of modern financial markets in 17th century Amsterdam. Currently, he is exploring the role of biased beliefs and the impact of FED announcements on prices of long- and short-duration assets. He also analyzes the impact of investor disagreement and media reporting on stock price valuations. His work appeared in the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Management Science, and has been presented at the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the National Bureau of Economic Research Meeting, and the News and Finance Conference at the Columbia University. His work was also featured in the Financial Times and Bloomberg Business Week. Benjamin teaches courses on investments and financial derivatives 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).

BA, The University of Ljubljana
MS, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Ph D, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Areas of Expertise
Asset pricing, derivatives, agency problems within financial institutions

"Horizon bias and the term structure of equity returns", (With Peter Kelly, Stefano Casella, Huseyin Gulen), Review of Financial Studies, 2023

"Disagreement in the equity options and stock returns", (With Ruslan Goyenko), Review of Financial Studies, 2022

"Financial market misconduct and public enforcement: The case of Libor manipulation", (With Priyank Gandhi, Jens Jackwerth, Alberto Plazzi), Management Science, 2019

"Four centuries of return predictability", (With Peter Koudijs), Journal of Financial Economics, 127, 2018

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

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