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Jiro Edouard Kondo (McGill University - Desautels)



About Me: I am an Assistant Professor of Finance at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. Prior to this, I was a faculty member at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. I received my BA in Economics from Princeton University and my PhD in Financial Economics at MIT's Sloan School of Management.

My research primarily applies tools and concepts from applied microeconomics and microeconometrics. In particular, I have done empirical research on the economics of regulation (self-regulation) and theoretical and empirical work in contract economics. I am currently using concepts from contract theory to develop a new perspective and set of tools for applied statistics. I refer to this perspective as agency statistics. In this work, I assume that "society" delegates empirical analysis to empiricists who may have their own set of interests and who have (strategic) discretion in implementing their analysis. I formalize the imperfections in reported statistical estimates and data collection practices that emerge as a result of this principal-agent problem and consider optimal reward mechanisms for empirical work that help mitigate this conflict.

At McGill and Northwestern, I have taught: Intro to Finance, Applied Corporate Finance, Advanced Corporate Finance, PhD Asset Pricing I, and Managerial Economics. I recently developed a course on Venture Capital and the Financing of Startups.