Lasse Pedersen, Ph.D.
Lasse is a Principal at AQR in the Global Asset Allocation team, leading research on proprietary quantitative forecasting models to identify opportunities in equities, fixed income, currencies, and commodities. He is also the John A. Paulson Professor of Finance and Alternative Investments at New York University’s Stern School of Business and a professor at Copenhagen Business School. He has served on the board of the American Finance Association, the Economic Advisory Boards of NASDAQ OMX and FTSE, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Monetary Policy Panel. Lasse won the 2012 Bernácer Prize for the best European economist under 40. His research has been published in leading journals and cited by central bank governors. Lasse has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Journal of Finance, and was a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He earned a Ph.D. in finance from Stanford University as well as an M.S. and a B.S. in mathematics-economics from the University of Copenhagen.