Luke Taylor

John B. Neff Professor in Finance
The Wharton School

Lucian (Luke) Taylor is a professor of finance at the Wharton School. He teaches Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation to undergraduate, MBA, and executive MBA students.

Taylor’s primary areas of research are empirical corporate finance and asset management. His research focuses on two main themes: structural estimation in corporate finance, and understanding the skill of important financial actors like CEOs and active fund managers. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, as well as nonacademic outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, and Forbes.

His research has received the Fama/DFA Prize for best paper in the Journal of Financial Economics, Rothschild Caesarea Center Best Paper Award, Marshall Blume Prize, Jacobs Levy Center Research Paper Prize, and the NASDAQ Award. Taylor is an associate editor at the Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Finance.

He earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and MBA and doctorate in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.