Stefan Nagel is the Fama Family Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, MA) and a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London, UK) and CESIfo (Munich, Germany). Before joining the University of Chicago in 2017, Professor Nagel taught at the University of Michigan, Stanford University, and Harvard University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Finance at the London Business School.

From 2016-2022, Professor Nagel served as the Executive Editor of the Journal of Finance, one of the leading academic finance journals in the world. Previously, he was an editor at the Review of Financial Studies from 2014-2015.

Professor Nagel’s research focuses on asset pricing, investor behavior, and risk-taking of financial intermediaries. His most recent work explores the role of personal experiences in shaping expectations about the macroeconomy and financial market returns, novel approaches for measurement of bank tail risk exposures, and the application of machine learning techniques to understand the risk and return of investment strategies in the stock market.