Juliane Begenau

Juliane Begenau
Assistant Professor, Finance
Contact Info
GSB Trust Faculty Scholar for 2018-2019
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Research Interests

  • Financial Institutions
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial Markets


Juliane Begenau is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to that, she taught at Harvard Business School. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research focus is the interplay of the real economy with financial markets and financial institutions. Begenau earned her Ph.D. in economics at Stanford University. Her undergraduate degree, also in economics, is from Humboldt University in Berlin.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, Stanford University, 2014
  • Diploma in Economics, Humboldt-University of Berlin, 2008

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2017-present
  • Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School, 2014-2017
  • Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, since 2016

Awards and Honors

  • GSB Trust Faculty Scholar, 2018-2019
  • WFA Award for the Best Paper on Financial Institutions for “Financial Regulation in a Quantitative Model of the Modern Banking System”, 2016
  • MFM dissertation grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, University of Chicago, 2013-2014
  • B.F. Haley and E.S. Shaw Fellowship, (stipend and tuition), Stanford University, 2013
  • Kohlhagen Fellowship, Stanford University, 2012-2013
  • George P. Schultz Scholar, Stanford University, 2010
  • Barbara Finberg Fellowship, Stanford University, 2008-2009


Journal Articles

Juliane Begenau, Maryam Farboodi, Laura Veldkamp. Journal of Monetary Economics (accepted). 2018.
Juliane Begenau, Juliana Salomao. Review of Financial Studies (accepted). 2018.

Book Chapters

Juliane Begenau, Monika Piazzesi, Martin K. Schneider. Risk Topography: Systemic Risk and Macro Modeling. University of Chicago Press, 2014, Pages 57-64.

Working Papers

Do Banks have an Edge? | PDF
Juliane Begenau, Erik Strafford, May 2018
Firm Selection and Corporate Cash Holdings | PDF
Juliane Begenau, Berardino Palazzo, March 2017
Lessons from the Financial Flows of the Great Recession | PDF
Juliane Begenau, Saki Bigio, Jeremy Majerovitz, January 2017
Bank's Risk Exposure | PDF
Juliane Begenau, Monika Piazzesi, Martin K. Schneider, July 2015


Degree Courses


This course covers the foundations of finance with an emphasis on applications that are vital for corporate managers. We will discuss many of the major financial decisions made by corporate managers, both within the firm and in their interactions...

In the Media

Bloomberg Opinion Quint, March 18, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion, February 7, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion, July 14, 2015

Insights by Stanford Business

October 19, 2018
The growth gap is widening between large and small companies. A new study offers a surprising explanation.

School News

September 19, 2017
The return of the school year welcomes new tenure-line faculty and lecturers, plus new electives to broaden the student experience.