Research

Publications

Gervais, Simon, and Günter Strobl, 2020, “Transparency and Talent Allocation in Money Management,” Review of Financial Studies 33, 3889–3924.
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Carlin, Bruce, Simon Gervais, and Gustavo Manso, 2013, “Libertarian Paternalism, Information Production, and Financial Decision-Making,” Review of Financial Studies 26, 2204–2228.
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Carlin, Bruce, and Simon Gervais, 2012, “Legal Protection in Retail Financial Markets,” Review of Corporate Finance Studies 1, 68–108. [Inaugural issue]
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Gervais, Simon, J. B. Heaton, and Terrance Odean, 2011, “Overconfidence, Compensation Contracts, and Capital Budgeting,” Journal of Finance 66, 1735–1777.
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Chakraborty, Archishman, Simon Gervais, and Bilge Yılmaz, 2011, “Security Design in Initial Public Offerings,” Review of Finance 15, 327–357.
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Carlin, Bruce, and Simon Gervais, 2009, “Work Ethic, Employment Contracts, and Firm Value,” Journal of Finance 64, 785–821.
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Gervais, Simon, and Itay Goldstein, 2007, “The Positive Effects of Biased Self-Perceptions in Firms,” Review of Finance 11, 453–496.
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Gervais, Simon, Anthony W. Lynch, and David K. Musto, 2005, “Fund Families as Delegated Monitors of Money Managers,” Review of Financial Studies 18, 1139–1169. [Lead article]
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Edelen, Roger, and Simon Gervais, 2003, “The Role of Trading Halts in Monitoring a Specialist Market,” Review of Financial Studies 16, 263–300.
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Gervais, Simon, Ron Kaniel, and Dan Mingelgrin, 2001, “The High-Volume Return Premium,” Journal of Finance 56, 877–919.
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Gervais, Simon, and Terrance Odean, 2001, “Learning to Be Overconfident,” Review of Financial Studies 14, 1–27. [Lead article]
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Working Papers

Daley, Brendan, and Simon Gervais, “The Equilibrium Value of Employee Ethics.”
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Gervais, Simon, and Terrance Odean, “Scam the Declined or Decline to be Scammed: A Model of Financial Choice in the Presence of Cognitive Decline.” [work in progress]

Burkart, Mike, and Simon Gervais, “Activist Investors: Today’s CEOs?” [work in progress]

Gervais, Simon, and John Thanassoulis, “Lying in Financial Markets.” [work in progress]

Gervais, Simon, and Günter Strobl, “Money Management and Real Investment.” [work in progress]

Non-Refereed Publications

Gervais, Simon, 2010, “Capital Budgeting and Other Investment Decisions,” in Behavioral Finance: Investors, Corporations, and Markets, Eds. H. Kent Baker and John R. Nofsinger, Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 413–434.
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Gervais, Simon, and Terrance Odean, “The Perils for Investors of Human Nature,” Financial Times, June 18, 2001.