Your browser is unsupported

We recommend using the latest version of IE11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Photo of Farre-Mensa, Joan

Joan Farre-Mensa

Associate Professor and Interim Department Head

Department of Finance


Building & Room:

UH 2133


601 S. Morgan St.

Office Phone:

(312) 355-8155

CV Link:

Joan Farre-Mensa

Related Sites:


Professor Farre-Mensa has teaching and research interests in corporate and entrepreneurial finance. He is particularly interested in understanding how a firm’s listing status affects its financing environment and its real and financial policies.

Prior to joining the UIC faculty in June 2019, Professor Farre-Mensa was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Northeastern University during the 2018-2019 academic year. Before that, he was as an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School for six years, and he then spent a year working as a Senior Economist at Cornerstone Research, an economic and litigation consulting firm.

Selected Publications

  • Payout Policy,” with Roni Michaely and Martin Schmalz. Annual Review of Financial Economics (A. Lo and R. Merton, eds.), vol. 6 (December 2014): 75-134. (Published version)

Professional Leadership

Associate Editor, Journal of Corporate Finance, 2022 – present

Notable Honors

2022, Referee of the Year Award, Review of Financial Studies (RFS)

Research Currently in Progress