Academic Partners
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Alberto Cavallo and Pilar Iglesias

Through our partnership with PriceStats®, we provide high-frequency inflation indices that offer insights into key macroeconomic trends. Under the leadership of pioneer and co-founder Alberto Cavallo, the Thomas S. Murphy Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and CEO Pilar Iglesias, PriceStats® tracks daily online price fluctuations of millions of items sold by hundreds of retailers worldwide. 

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Ken Froot

Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School and State Street Associates Founding Partner, Ken Froot has overseen many aspects of our investor behavior research and currently serves as our senior economist. As a renowned economist with deep expertise in government and geopolitics, Ken provides new perspective on topics ranging from international policy to trends in financial markets and investment management.

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Robin Greenwood

Robin Greenwood, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research at Harvard Business School, joined State Street Associate in 2021. His current research takes a particular focus on "macro-level" market inefficiencies such as asset price bubbles and measuring market frothiness. He has also worked on a range of topics including central bank policy, equity investing, and investor behavior.

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Mark Kritzman

We are also pioneers in developing innovative optimization techniques, asset allocation methodologies, and tools to measure and manage tail risk. This research is directed by SSA Founding Partner Mark Kritzman, a prolific author and faculty member at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

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Josh Lerner

Head of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at the Harvard Business School, Josh Lerner drives our research into private equity investing. His work has focused on a range of practical issues affecting the asset class, and most recently, on the performance of co-investments and alternative vehicles relative to traditional private equity funds.

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Gideon Ozik and Ronnie Sadka

Through our partnership with MKT MediaStats, we offer a broad array of media sentiment indicators covering companies, countries and currencies, central bank tones, company and macro linkages, and themes. MKT MediaStats was founded by Gideon Ozik, an affiliate professor and research associate at EDHEC Business School, and Ronnie Sadka, Chairperson of the Finance Department at the Boston College Carroll School of Management. Ken Froot is also a founding partner of MKT MediaStats.

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Antoinette Schoar

The Stewart C. Meyers-Horn Family Professor of Finance at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Antionette Schoar is a world-renowned expert in entrepreneurial finance and new financial technologies. Her pathbreaking research on blockchain and cryptocurrency markets offers a highly differentiated view on digital asset trends. She joined State Street Associates in 2021.

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George Serafeim

George Serafeim, the Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, joined our team in 2019 to drive a research agenda focused on ESG investing. As the Chair of the Impact-Weighted Accounts Project at Harvard Business School he has been recognized by Barron’s as “one of the most influential people in ESG investing,” for research focused on the materiality of ESG factors to financial performance.

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