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Leavey School of Business Santa Clara University
Department ofFinance

Lee, Sam

Sam Lee

Associate Professor, Finance

Samuel Lee joined the finance department in Fall 2015 as an assistant professor. 

Professor Lee’s field of expertise is applied contract theory and his research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, and financial markets. His recent work focuses on hedge fund activism, informal finance, and risk management in financial institutions. His research has been published in the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Review of Finance. He is a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and a Research Fellow of the Swedish House of Finance (SHoF). 

Prior to joining Santa Clara University, Professor Lee was an assistant professor at New York University. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden, and his B.A. in Business Administration from the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.

September 2015

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