Benjamin Golez

Associate Professor

Benjamin  Golez

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Benjamin Golez is an Associate 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. 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 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).

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), Journal of Financial Economics, 127, 2018.

"Financial market misconduct and public enforcement: The case of Libor manipulation", (with Priyank Gandhi, Jens Jackwerth, Alberto Plazzi), to appear in Management Science.

"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.