About Me



Adair Morse is Associate Professor of Finance at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and a Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law adn Business.

Morse holds a Ph.D. in finance from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and masters degrees in statistics and agricultural economics from Purdue University. She began her career as an entrepreneur in transition Poland.

Morse has taught New Venture Finance, Global Entrepreneurial Finance, and Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity at the Haas School of Business and the the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

Her research covers the areas of household finance, impact investing, entrepreneurship, corruption, and asset management. Recent work has been instrumental in re-directing the debate on tax reform in Greece. Her work on fraud helped to shape the bounty provisions in the Dodd Frank law of financial reform. A number of papers on household finance and corruption appear in the Journal of Finance and Journal of Financial Economics, where she has won, respectively, the Brattle Prize and the Jensen Prize (second prize) for the best paper in Corporate Finance.


• Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012 – present

• Fellow, Berkeley Center for Law and Business

• Small and Medium Enterprise Affiliate, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), 2012-present