PhD, Finance, London Business School, 2008
MRes, Finance, London Business School, 2005
MSc, Finance, London Business School, 2003
MSc, Weather, Climate and Modeling, University of Reading, 1998
Jason Sturgess is an assistant professor of finance at the Driehaus College of Business and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. Prior to joining DePaul in 2013, he was an assistant professor of finance at McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. He graduated in 2008 from London Business School with a PhD in Finance.
Sturgess's research lies in the boundaries of corporate finance, corporate governance and financial inter-mediation. Most recently, his attention has been drawn to examining how banks make lending decisions in light of legal and institutional frictions, that in turn affect the real economy via firm-level investment and financing constraints. His new work centers on the role of information in decision-making by financial experts, such as investment analysts and bank loan managers. His scholarly work pertaining to corporate governance focuses on the role of monitors, such as institutional investors or lawyers, and on establishing the value of shareholder democracy through identifying the value of the vote. His research into corporate investment policy focuses on the determinants of corporate investments. This work has examined organic investment as well as mergers and acquisitions, domestically and globally.
Sturgess's research has been published at The Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Finance and Journal of Corporate Finance. His work has been recognized internationally; he won the BlackRock Inc. and National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Global Challenge for Innovation Award; an Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance (the Q Group) research grant; and best paper awards at the China International Conference in Finance, Financial Management Association, Mid-West Finance Association and Spanish Finance Association annual meetings. He regularly presents work at international conferences, including the annual meetings of the American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, NBER meetings, European Finance Association, SFS Cavalcade, Utah Winter Finance Conference, UBC Winter Finance Conference and Financial Management Association.
Sturgess has taught MBA and undergraduate classes in finance at DePaul, Georgetown University and London Business School. He currently teaches advanced elective courses in Mergers & Acquisitions, Problems in Corporate Financial Policy and Cases in Financial Decision Making.