Tristan Fitzgerald

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Tristan James Fitzgerald

Finance PhD Job Market Candidate - Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley

About me: Motivated by my investment banking experience at J.P. Morgan and Macquarie Bank, I am interested in understanding the impact of financial transactions and financial intermediaries on the real economy. In particular, I am interested in how financial markets and financial intermediaries may actively shape the nature of innovation that is undertaken by firms and entrepreneurs.

Research interests: Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment Banking.

Working papers:

Financial contracting for innovation - Property rights in action (Job Market Paper)

Innovation search strategy and predictable returns (with Gustavo Manso, Lee Fleming and Benjamin Balsmeier)


Unconstrained estimates of the equity risk premium (2013) Review of Accounting Studies 18(2): 560-639 (with Stephen Gray, Jason Hall and Ravi Jeyaraj) (Undergraduate Honors Thesis)

Mailing address: 545 Student Services Building, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley 94720. Email address:

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