Patrick Bolton, Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Finance and Economics, has been elected president of the American Finance Association. Bolton will succeed out-going president, Luigi Zingales, and will serve with Vice President Campbell Harvey and Directors Andrew Metrick, Jessica Wachter, and Jeff Wurgler.
The Committee congratulates Patrick Bolton on his election.
About Patrick Bolton
Bolton’s research and areas of interest are in contract theory and contracting issues in corporate finance and industrial organization. A central focus of his work is on the allocation of control and decision rights to contracting parties when long-term contracts are incomplete. He is Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Fellow of the Econometric Society, and was Founding Director of the Institute for Advanced Study of Toulouse, September 2011-2012.