Jessica Wachter

Dr. Bruce I. Jacobs Professor in Quantitative Finance
The Wharton School 

Jessica Wachter is the Dr. Bruce I. Jacobs Professor in Quantitative Finance and a professor of finance at the Wharton School. She currently serves on the board of the Western Finance Association and as an associate editor of Quantitative Economics. Previously, she served as associate editor at the Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Economic Theory and as a board member of the American Finance Association.

Her research interests include asset pricing models that incorporate rare events and behavioral finance. She has published numerous papers in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and other journals.

Wachter holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a doctorate in business economics from Harvard University.