Alon Brav

Robert L. Dickens Professor

Academic Areas: Finance
Phone Number: +1.919.660.2908

Teaching / Research Interests

Investments, Empirical Asset Pricing, Empirical Corporate Finance

Mailing Information

Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708


Professor Brav obtained his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He joined the Fuqua Faculty in 1997. Professor Brav’s current research focuses on hedge fund activism. This research has been featured in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Financial Analysts Journal. Professor Brav has also studied the debate between rational and behavioral finance and the recent literature on limits to arbitrage activities. This research has been featured in the Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance and Journal of Economic Methodology. Professor Brav was awarded the Smith Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize at the Journal of Finance with Paul Gompers, the Barclays Global Investors Michael Brennan Award for the best paper at the Review of financial studies with J.B. Heaton and the Jensen Prize for the best corporate finance paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics with John Graham, Cam Harvey and Roni Michaely. Professor Brav currently teaches the core class Global Financial Management and has taught an Investments elective. He won the Teaching Award from the Weekend Executive MBA Class of 2002, 2004, and 2005.