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Irina Stefanescu


  • Ph.D., Finance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.A., Economics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • B.A., Money and Banking, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Current Research Topics
  • Pension Plans, Labor, Mutual Funds, Investments
  • Corporate Finance, Capital Structure
  • Principal Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2015 - present
  • Visiting Economist

    American University

  • Economist (on leave)

    OECD, Paris

    2017 - 2019
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2013 - 2015
  • Assistant Professor of Finance

    Indiana University, Bloomington

    2006 - 2013
  • 2019

    FMA New Orleans

    Best paper Award in Investments

  • 2016

    EFMA Basel

    Corporate Finance Best Paper Award

  • 2016

    University of Melbourne

    Best Paper in FIRCG Conference

  • 2014

    Financial Management Journal

    Pearson Prize for Best Paper

  • 2014

    TIAA-CREF Institute

    TIAA-CREF Institute Grant (with V. Pool and C.Sialm)

  • 2010

    Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement

    Netspar Research Grant (with V.Pool and C.Sialm)

  • 2010

    University of Texas at Austin

    Research Excellence Grant (with V.Pool and C.Sialm)

  • 2007

    Rotman International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM)

    Research Grant (with J. Rauh)

  • 2006


    Student Travel Grant

  • 2006

    Frank Batten Young Scholars Conference

    WRDS Award for the Best Paper

  • 2005

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Dissertation Completion Research Fellowship

  • 2000

    University of Tennessee

    Fred J. Holly Memorial Fellowship

Conference Organization
  • 2008, 2010

    Financial Management Association

    Program committee

  • 2015-2020

    European Finance Association

    Program evaluation committee

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 2016-
  • Journal of Finance
  • Journal of Financial Economics
  • Review of Finance
  • Journal of Corporate Finance
  • Journal of Pension Economics and Finance
  • International Review of Finance
  • Scandinavian Journal of Economics
  • Management Research Review
  • Financial Management
  • Management Science
  • Journal of Risk and Insurance
  • Journal of Money, Credit and Banking
  • Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
  • Journal of Accounting Research
  • Journal of Monetary Economics
Professional Affiliation
  • American Economic Association
  • American Finance Association
  • European Finance Association
Last update: September 21, 2020