Ishita Sen

Assistant Professor of Finance

Harvard Business School

Office: Baker Library 347

(617) 496-872

Research Areas: Financial Intermediation; Financial Regulation; Insurance Markets; Empirical Asset Pricing


I am hiring for a Pre-doc Research Assistant position. Please email if interested.


Regulatory Limits to Risk Management, November 2021.

Review of Financial Studies, Accepted.

* Winner of the 2020 Q-Group Jack Treynor Prize.

* European Finance Association, Best Paper Prize, 2019.

* MFM Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, University of Chicago, 2017 & 2018.

* AQR Fellowship Award, Winner, 2018.

* Selected presentations: EFA 2019, FIRS 2020, IMF Macro-Financial Research Conference 2020

Working Papers

Institutional Corporate Bond Pricing, January 2022

Revise & Resubmit, Review of Financial Studies

Joint with Lorenzo Bretscher (LBS), Lukas Schmid (USC), and Varun Sharma (LBS)

* Inquire Europe Research Grant, 2021

* Selected presentations: NBER Asset Management 2022, AFA 2022, SFS Cavalcade 2022, EFA 2022, FIRS 2022

Pricing of Climate Risk Insurance: Regulation and Cross-Subsidies, June 2022

Joint with Sangmin Oh (Chicago Booth) and Ana-Maria Tenekedijieva (Federal Reserve Board)

* Research Fellowship, Center of Insurance Policy Research, NAIC

* GSSI International Real Estate Review Best Paper Award, AREUEA (Shortlisted)

* Coverage: HBS Working Knowledge

* Selected presentations: NBER Summer Institute (Corporate Finance) 2022, SFS Cavalcade 2022, EFA 2022, FIRS 2022, Becker Friedman Institute 2022, NBER Insurance Meeting 2021, Stanford SITE 2021

Internal Models, Make Believe Prices, and Bond Market Cornering, June 2020

Joint with Varun Sharma (LBS)

* Selected presentations: WFA 2021, FIRS 2021, EFA 2021, NBER Insurance Meeting 2020, WFA-CFAR Conference (Washington University in St. Louis) 2020

Capital Regulation and Product Market Outcomes, January 2020

Joint with David Humphry (Bank of England)

* Selected presentations: AFA 2017, Becker Friedman Institute Macro Finance Summer Session 2017