Harrison Hong Biographical Note
Harrison Hong is the John R. Eckel Jr. Professor of Financial Economics in the Department of Economics at Columbia University. He has contributed to a number of topics in financial economics, especially on behavioral finance and stock market efficiency. Topics include disagreement in asset markets, speculative bubbles and crashes, frictions and arbitrage, strategic bias among professional forecasters, scale and performance in asset management, social networks and investments, compensation and bank risk-taking, and corporate sustainability and climate change risks.
In 2009, he was awarded the Fischer Black Prize, given once every two years to the best American finance economist under the age of 40. He has received two honorary doctorates. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has been an associate editor at the Journal of Finance and Journal of Financial Intermediation, an editor of the International Journal of Central Banking, and a Director of the American Finance Association.
Before coming to Columbia in 2016, he was on the economics faculty of Princeton University, most recently as the John Scully ’66 Professor of Economics and Finance. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor of finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business from 1997-2001. He received his B.A. in economics and statistics with highest distinction from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997.
He lives in New York City with his son and wife.