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Gustavo Manso

Professor | William A. and Betty H. Hasler Chair in New Enterprise Development | Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Haas School of Business

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Gustavo Manso is a Professor of Finance and a Distinguished Teaching Fellow at the Haas School of Business. His research focuses on identifying incentives for promoting innovation in organizations. He examines how managerial compensation affects a firm’s innovation activity and he has shed tremendous light on how the structure of scientific research funding influences breakthrough studies.

After teaching for just one semester at Berkeley Haas, Manso received the Earl F. Cheit Award For Excellence In Teaching—the school’s highest teaching award that is selected by students. He is co-founder and past board member of the Finance Theory Group (FTG), a highly respected initiative that gives young professors opportunities to collaborate and present their research in finance theory. Today, the FTG has grown from 30 to 150 members and hosts its bi-annual meetings at top business schools.

Papers, Articles and Publications

Awards & Honors
  • Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, Full-Time MBA Program, 2012
  • NBER IPE Grant, “Incentives and Creativity” (2007-2008) 
  • Swiss Finance Institute Outstanding Paper Award, 2009 
  • Review of Financial Studies Young Researcher Award, 2009 
  • First Prize, Lehman Brothers Fellowship for Research Excellence in Finance, 2005
  • Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) Fellowship (2005-2006) 
  • Student Travel Award, American Finance Association, 2005
  • Jaedicke Merit Award, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2001-2002
Academic Background
  • PhD, Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • MS, Mathematics, Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), Brazil
  • BA, Economics, Pontificia Universidade Catolica (PUC-Rio), Brazil