Please go to my research page for lists of my published papers and working papers (with links to PDF files for most of them).
Robert F. Whitelaw is the Edward C. Johnson 3d Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University.
Professor Whitelaw is best known for his comprehensive research on empirical asset pricing, including the resolution of the market-level risk-return puzzle, the role of information processing in explaining excess volatility, and the impact of frictions in generating apparent market inefficiency. His research also addresses the pricing and hedging of fixed income securities, and risk measurement and management. In addition, he is increasingly recognized for his developing expertise on China's evolving financial system.
His papers have been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies, as well as practitioner journals such as the Journal of Derivatives, the Journal of Fixed Income, Risk, and the Financial Analysts Journal. His research has received awards from organizations including Goldman Sachs Asset Management and the Chicago Quantitative Alliance. In addition, he is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Program on Asset Pricing, and a past Associate Editor of the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Finance. His work on The Real Value of China's Stock Market has been presented at venues including the NBER, the People's Bank of China, the China Securities Regulatory Commission, and the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges.
Professor Whitelaw is also Chief Investment Strategist at IndexIQ, a pioneer and leading provider of index-based, liquid, alternative investments. IndexIQ's philosophy is to democratize investment management by making innovative alternative investment strategies, such as hedge fund replication, available to investors in low cost, liquid, and transparent products. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Board at Infusion Global Partners, a global asset management firm investing in emerging hedge fund managers who generate alpha through proprietary structural differentiation.
He has a PhD in Finance from Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, and a BS in Mathematics from MIT. Professor Whitelaw teaches portfolio management, investments/capital markets and international finance in the MBA, undergraduate and executive programs and asset pricing at the doctoral level.