I'm an Associate Professor of Finance at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder. Scroll down to find summaries of facts that I find interesting or fun.

I received an Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics - Economics from Brown University in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 2007.

I study financial compensation, primarily of rank-and-file employees, but also executives. Past research has concerned the use of signing bonuses, severance pay, incentive pay, stock options, and pay timing as motivation, retention, and screening devices. I'm currently studying compensation practices in the finance industry, the basis of discrete reviews and ratings (think stock analyst ratings, film critic reviews, and Yelp star ratings), as well as methods to improve the measurement of productivity for employees working in teams. Other research interests are corporate governance, short sales, shareholder voting.

I can be contacted at edward dot vanwesep at colorado dot edu.

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I am a founding board member of the Labor and Finance Group, a group of researchers across economics and finance dedicated to the study of the intersection of labor economics and finance. The group's work, upcoming conferences, and working paper series can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/laborandfinancegroup/.

University of Colorado Boulder website: Ed Van Wesep at Leeds School of Business

SSRN Research page: SSRN author page

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