Paola Sapienza is the Donald C. Clark/HSBC Chair in Consumer Finance Professor at the Kellogg School of Management. She is a Trustee of the European Corporate Governance Research Foundation (ECGRF) and she also serves as a faculty research fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research's program on corporate finance and political economy and the Center for Economic Policy Research. Prof. Sapienza's areas of expertise include cultural economics, banking and financial institutions, corporate governance and corporate finance. Her work has been published in such journals as the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and Science.
She has been featured in the Thompson Reuter/Clarivate list of most influential researchers in 2014-2018. Prof. Sapienza was a director of the American Finance Association between 2011 and 2013 and a board member of the Academic Female Finance Committee (AFFECT) of the American Finance Association between 2015 and 2019.