Anna Pavlova

is Professor of Finance at London Business School and Academic Director of the AQR Asset Management Institute. She is also an Editor of the Review of Financial Studies and the Program Director of the Asset Pricing Program at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Her recent research focuses on the impact of institutional investors on asset prices, ESG investing, retail trading in options, the financialisaton of commodities and frictions in international financial markets. She has published in top journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies and Review of Economic Studies. Her work has been cited in a large number of international newspapers, including the Economist, Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.

Anna has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant and has received a number of other prestigious awards for her research and teaching. Prior to joining LBS, she was on the faculty at MIT Sloan School of Management. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.