Adair Morse

Adair Morse

Associate Professor | Soloman P. Lee Chair in Business Ethics


Adair Morse is Associate Professor of Finance at Berkeley Haas and a Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law and Business. She holds a PhD in finance from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and master’s degrees in statistics and agricultural economics from Purdue University. She began her career as an entrepreneur in Poland.

Morse has taught New Venture Finance, Global Entrepreneurial Finance, and Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity at Berkeley Haas and 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 redirecting 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.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Household Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corruption & Governance
  • Asset Management
  • Development
  • Tax Policy in Greece
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