Jessica Jeffers

Associate Professor, HEC Paris

R&Co chair for Data and Impact Investment

CEPR Research Affiliate

About me

I am an Associate Professor of Finance at HEC Paris where I hold the R&Co chair for Data and Impact Investment alongside Ferdinand Petra, and a Research Affiliate with CEPR. You can reach me at

I study empirical corporate finance, with a special interest in labor and finance, entrepreneurship, law, and sustainability

I am a founding member of the Impact Finance Research Consortium. I also co-organized the Labor & Finance Online Seminar (LFOS) with Tania Babina (Columbia), David Matsa (Kellogg), and Elena Simintzi (UNC). 

I was previously an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and earned my PhD in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Prior to academia, I worked in management consulting for the financial industry. I hold a BA in economics & mathematics from Yale University.