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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

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Joan Farre-Mensa is an Associate Professor and Interim Head of the Finance Department at the University of Illinois Chicago. His teaching and research interests are in entrepreneurial and corporate finance. He is particularly interested in understanding how a firm’s listing status affects its financing environment as well as its real and financial policies. His research has been published the leading finance journals (Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis). He was awarded the Review of Financial Studies Referee of the Year Award in 2022 and currently serves as an associate editor at the Journal of Corporate Finance.

Prior to joining the University of Illinois Chicago’s faculty in June 2019, Joan 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. Joan earned his PhD in economics from New York University in 2011.

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