Jon’s research seeks to understand how and when Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand works, or does not work, to coordinate economic activities and promote social well-being. This research addresses a wide range of topics – from fisheries management to arctic exploration and business misconduct – and has received the Griliches Prize, Sharpe Award, and other awards that recognize impactful research. Jon’s work also is frequently cited in media outlets – including The New York Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and podcasts, including The Secret History of the Future.
In teaching, Jon seeks to inspire an appreciation for the insights of economic and financial analysis in everyday life, and has delivered keynotes, seminars, and classes to audiences throughout North America and in more than a dozen other countries around the world. He is most excited, however, about teaching and learning from business executives. At the Foster School’s Executive MBA programs, Jon has received 11 Best Teacher Awards since 2010.
In 2015, Jon received the career award for outstanding research in corporate governance by the Drexel Center for Corporate Governance, and in 2016 he was inducted as a Financial Management Association Fellow. Jon also serves as Associate Editor for The Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and as an Advisory Editor for Financial Management. He previously served as Managing Editor of the JFQA and as President of The Financial Management Association International, and is currently on the Steering Committee for the Financial Economists Roundtable.
Jon’s personal interests include mountaineering and skiing, including Adventure Skate Skiing (adventureskateskiing.org). For information on Jon’s research or teaching materials, or a link to his personal site, visit his UW page.