David Hirshleifer, professor of finance and Paul Merage Chair in Business Growth, has been recognized for his outstanding research by multiple organizations.

UCI professor of finance receives multiple accolades for his research

David Hirshleifer, professor of finance and Paul Merage Chair in Business Growth, was recently elected vice president of the American Finance Association and appointed to the National Bureau of Economic Research. He also received The Paul Merage School of Business Senior Research Faculty Award. “I’m honored and grateful for this appreciation of my work by scholars in economics, finance and a range of business fields,” Hirshleifer said. The full membership of the AFA elects the vice president, who serves a one-year term. As a member of the six-person executive committee, he will participate in managing the nomination process for the board of directors and other positions, supervise the annual meeting, direct the editorial content of the Journal of Finance and promote findings from industry studies that contribute to society at large. Membership in the NBER, which is composed of leading intellectuals in their respective fields, is permanent. It’s the leading economic research organization in the country, dedicated to conducting and disseminating study findings among academics, policymakers and business professionals. Hirshleifer received The Paul Merage School of Business award for the publication of his research in top-tier journals. “All of this recognition is invigorating,” he said. “It makes me want to work hard to be worthy of the kind assessments of my colleagues.”

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