Michael C. Jensen

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Michael C. Jensen
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BornNovember 30, 1939
Rochester, Minnesota,
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
OccupationAcademic
Known forJensen's alpha , corporate finance
Notable work
Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs and Ownership Structure
Websiteharvard

Michael C. Jensen is the Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business, Emeritus, Harvard Business School. He is the originator of the mutual fund performance metric known as Jensen's alpha.[1] Jensen's main field of study is in the realm of corporate finance. His paper,Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs and Ownership Structure[2] is widely cited.

Other interests

Jensen is a co-founding editor of the Journal of Financial Economics. The journal's annual prize for best article, the Jensen Prize, is named after Jensen.[3]

Jensen is a trustee of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).[4]

See also

References

  1. Jensen's alpha, Wikipedia
  2. Jensen, Michael C. and Meckling, William H., Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs and Ownership Structure (July 1, 1976). Michael C. Jensen, A THEORY OF THE FIRM: GOVERNANCE, RESIDUAL CLAIMS AND ORGANIZATIONAL FORMS, Harvard University Press, December 2000; Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Vol. 3, No. 4, 1976.
  3. The Journal of Financial Economics Best Paper Prizes. Viewed December 13, 2015
  4. SSRN home page

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