Simon Gervais



Academic Area: Finance
Phone Number: +1.919.660.7683

Teaching / Research Interests

Behavioral Finance, Corporate Finance, Microeconomics

Mailing Information

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


Simon Gervais is a Professor of Finance at The Fuqua School of Business.  Prior to joining Fuqua in 2003, he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  He received his Ph.D. in finance from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997.

Professor Gervais’ research, which encompasses behavioral finance, corporate finance, and financial markets, has been published in leading finance and academic journals. Specifically, he studies the effects of behavioral biases on the decisions of firms and individuals, the regulation of financial markets, and the role of financial intermediaries. Professor Gervais has received the Barclays Global Investors/Michael Brennan Award for the best paper in the Review of Financial Studies.  He has also received awards for his teaching in daytime MBA and executive MBA programs.  Professor Gervais currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Intermediation, served as President of the Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS) in 2022-23, and served on the Economic Advisory Committee of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from 2010 until 2016.