Andrew Metrick named the first Michael H. Jordan Professor

Andrew Metrick, who has been appointed as the inaugural Michael H. Jordan Professor, focuses his research and teaching on financial stability, including the regulation of systemic risk, the activities of complex financial institutions, and the causes and consequences of the most recent financial crisis.

In 2009-2010, he was on leave from Yale working for the Council of Economic Advisors in Washington, D.C. His past research focused on financial intermediation more generally, with a focus on investment management and corporate governance. He is the author of “Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation,” the second edition of which was published in 2010.

A member of the Yale School of Management faculty since 2008 and deputy dean for faculty there since 2010, Metrick previously held faculty positions in the finance department at Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and the economics department at Harvard University. He has been honored with more than a dozen teaching awards and distinctions, including twice winning the Wharton School’s Class of 1984 Award (in 2003 and 2007) for the highest-rated professor in the M.B.A. program. In 1998, he received the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor at Harvard College. In 2005, he received the Lindback Award, the highest teaching honor at UPenn.

Metrick graduated from Yale with joint B.A. and M.A. degrees in 1989. He earned A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University.

At Yale, he has been the Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Corporate Governance since 2009. He serves as associate editor of the Journal of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Financial Intermediation. He has been a faculty research fellow and is a current research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

The Michael H. Jordan Professorship was established through the generosity of the late Michael H. Jordan, who earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1957. He was the chair emeritus, former president and CEO of Electronic Data Systems Corporation, an information technology and business-process services company. He served as a member of the Yale Tomorrow executive committee, the School of Management board of advisors and the University Council Committee on Engineering and Applied Science.

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