Faculty Affiliates

  • Yacine Ait-Sahalia

    Yacine Ait-Sahalia is the Otto Hack 1903 Professor of Finance and Economics at Princeton University. His primary area of research is financial econometrics. He was the inaugural director of the Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor (1993–96), Associate Professor (1996–98) and Professor of Finance (1998) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • Nobuhiro Kiyotaki

    Nobuhiro Kiyotaki is the Harold H. Helm 1920 Professor of Economics and Banking at Princeton University. His research focuses on monetary economics and macroeconomics.

  • Mark A. Aguiar

    Mark A. Aguiar is the Walker Professor of Economics and International Finance at Princeton University. His research focuses on models of consumption and savings with applications in both open- and closed-economy macroeconomics. Specific interests include life cycle consumption and savings, current account dynamics, sovereign debt, and the interplay of time allocation and consumption. His research on these topics has appeared in top economic journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He received his Ph.D.

  • Adrien Matray

    Adrien Matray is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Bendheim Center for Finance in the Department of Economics.

    Field of Interests:

    Primary: Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Entrepreneurial Finance

    Secondary: Behavioral Finance, Household Finance, Banking

  • Markus K. Brunnermeier

    Markus K. Brunnermeier is the Edwards S. Sanford Professor at Princeton University. He is a faculty member of the Department of Economics and director of Princeton's Bendheim Center for Finance. He is also a research associate at NBER, CEPR, and CESifo and a member of the Bellagio Group on the International Economy. He is a Sloan Research Fellow, Fellow of the Econometric Society, Guggenheim Fellow  and the recipient of the Bernácer Prize granted for outstanding contributions in the fields of macroeconomics and finance.

  • Harold James

    Harold James, Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies, is Professor of History and International Affairs and the Director of the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society at Princeton University. He studies economic and financial history and modern European history. He was a Fellow of Peterhouse for eight years before joining Princeton University in 1986. In 2004 he was awarded the Helmut Schmidt Prize for Economic History, and in 2005 the Ludwig Erhard Prize for writing about economics.

  • Natalie Marie Bachas

    Before joining the Princeton economics department as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2018, Natalie was a post-doctoral fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research in 2017-18. Her research focuses on Household Finance, Industrial Organization and Public Economics.  

  • Jakub Kastl

    Jakub Kastl is Professor of Economics. His area of research is mainly industrial organization, auctions and financial markets.

  • Roland J.M. Bénabou

    Roland Bénabou joined the faculty of Princeton University in 1999 and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. Bénabou’s research spans both macroeconomic and microeconomic areas, such as the interplay of inflation and imperfect competition, or speculation and manipulation in financial markets. His recent work lies in three main areas. The first links inequality, growth, social mobility and the political economy of redistribution.

  • Henrik J. Kleven

    Henrik J. Kleven is Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Previously, he held positions at the London School of Economics and the University of Copenhagen. His research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to show ways of designing more effective public policies. His work on tax and transfer policy has had policy impact in both developed and developing countries.


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