Andrei Simonov

Andrei  Simonov
  • Philip J. May Endowed Professor in Finance
  • Established through a gift from Philip J. May
  • Department of Finance


Andrei Simonovis a professor of finance at Michigan State University, a CEPR Research Fellow in the Financial Economics program, and Scientific Director of the Research Center for Empirical Finance at Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Moscow, Russia). At MSU, he serves as chairperson of the Department of Finance and is Academic Director of the Financial Markets Institute.

He received a Ph.D. in finance from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD, 2000). He also holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Moscow State University. His research interests include asset pricing, individual portfolio decision, and behavioral finance.

Simonov is the recipient of several grants and awards. He was awarded the 2006 EFA/LECG Prize for Best Paper in Behavioral Finance and the 2006 Iddo Sarnat Memorial Award, and he was one of the winners of the BSI Gamma Foundation Research Competition. His work is regularly presented at leading finance conferences, including American Economic Association, American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, and European Finance Association conferences and CEPR and NBER meetings.

His publications appear in leading finance and management journals such as The Journal of Finance, The Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Finance, and Management Science. His research has been covered extensively in the popular press, appearing in The Wall Street Journal, The Times(London),The Economist, The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, and Dow Jones Market Watch. He serves on the editorial boards of Management Science, Financial Management, the Journal of Empirical Finance, Russian Journal of Economics, and Russian Journal of Money and Finance.