Kent Daniel is the William von Mueffling Professor of Business in the Finance and Economics Division at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. From 1996 to 2006, Kent was at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he was the John and Helen Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Finance (on leave from 2004-2006). Previously, he served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and the University of British Columbia.
Between 2004 and 2010, Kent was with the Quantitative Investment Strategies group at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He became a managing director and head of the QIS equity research effort in 2005, and a co-chief investment officer in 2009.
Kent's academic research, both theoretical and empirical, has been primarily in the areas of behavioral finance and asset pricing. In addition to other awards, his academic papers received the 1997 and 1999 Smith-Breeden awards for the best paper in the Journal of Finance. His papers have been reprinted in several books. He received 2016 Dean's Award for teaching excellence at Columbia Business School, and the Sidney J. Levy Teaching Award for 1996-1997 and 2000-2001 at the Kellogg School.
Kent is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Finance, as a director of the American Finance Association, and as a director of the Western Finance Association. Kent received a B.S. with honors in Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1981 and an M.B.A. from UCLA in 1987. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from UCLA in 1992.
|2016-||William von Mueffling Professor of Business, Finance and Economics Division, Columbia Business School, Columbia University|
|2010-2016||Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School, Columbia University|
John L. and Helen Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Finance, Kellogg School,
- on leave 2005-2007
|1999-2001||Associate Professor, Kellogg-Northwestern.|
|1996-1999||Assistant Professor, Kellogg-Northwestern.|
|1992-1996||Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago|
|1991-1992||Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia.|
|2009-2010||Co-Chief Investment Officer and Head of Equity Research, Quantitative Investment Strategies, Goldman Sachs Asset Management.|
|2005-2009||Managing Director and Head of Equity Research, QIS-GSAM.|
|1992||PhD (Finance), University of California, Los Angeles|
|1987||M.B.A (Finance), University of California, Los Angeles|
|1981||B.S. (Physics), California Institute of Technology|
Academic Honors and Awards
|2013||Swiss Finance Institute Outstanding Paper Award|
|2006||Smith Breeden Award Nominee.|
|1999||Smith Breeden Award for the best paper in the Journal of Finance.|
|1997||Smith Breeden Award for the best paper in the Journal of Finance.|
|1998 & 2000||Best Paper Award for the 1998 NTU International Conference on Finance.|
|1997||AIAA Award for the Best Paper on Investments at the WFA Conference|