David Yermack

NYU Stern School of Business,

David Yermack

NYU Stern School of Business,


David Yermack is the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business

Transformation and Chairman of the Finance Department at New York University’s Stern

School of Business, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1994. He is also an

Adjunct Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law, Director of the NYU Pollack Center for

Law and Business, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research law

and economics program. In Fall 2014 he co-taught a full semester course at NYU on Bitcoin

and Cryptocurrencies, the first course of its type at a major research university.

In addition to his recent research on blockchains and digital currencies, Professor

Yermack has published some of the most cited papers in the fields of executive compensation

and corporate governance. He has also written papers on such diverse topics as options in

baseball player contracts, incentive compensation for clergymen, tobacco litigation, fraudulent

charitable contributions, CEOs’ mansions, and the fashion industry. Professor Yermack was

awarded AB (1995), MBA (1991), JD (1991), AM (1993) and PhD (1994) degrees, all from

Harvard University. He has been appointed as a visiting professor at 12 international

universities, a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Philadelphia, and

has given invited research seminars at more than 100 universities and institutes worldwide.

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