Gustavo Manso

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 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.

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

Publications & Media

Papers & Articles 

Independent Boards and Innovation

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Macroeconomic Risk and Debt Overhang

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Experimentation and the Returns to Entrepreneurship

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Information Percolation in Segmented Markets

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Incentives to Innovate and the Decision to Go Public or Private

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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

Publications & Media

Papers & Articles 

Independent Boards and Innovation

VIEW

Macroeconomic Risk and Debt Overhang

VIEW

Experimentation and the Returns to Entrepreneurship

VIEW

Information Percolation in Segmented Markets

VIEW

Incentives to Innovate and the Decision to Go Public or Private

VIEW
VIEW MORE