faculty – Gustavo Manso

Gustavo Manso

Haas Finance Group Associate Professor Gustavo Manso arrived at Haas in January 2012 and, after just one semester, Manso’s MBA corporate finance students nominated him for a teaching award. Manso previously taught for five years at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
In 2010, Manso received the Swiss Finance Institute’s Outstanding Paper Award. He was also honored with the Review of Financial Studies Young Researcher Award in 2009. As co-founder (with Itay Goldstein) of the Finance Theory Group, Manso helps foster theoretical research in the areas of corporate finance, financial institutions, and financial markets.
Manso focuses his research on corporate finance, financial institutions, financial markets, and entrepreneurship. Studying financial incentives, his research revealed that combining tolerance for early failure with reward for long-term success is effective in motivating both creativity and innovation.
In 2006, Prof. Manso earned his Ph.D. in Finance from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He earned his M.S. in Mathematics from the Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), Brazil, in 2001 and his B.A. in Economics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUCRio), Brazil, in 1999.
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