Jessica Jeffers studies empirical corporate finance. Her interests include human capital and investment decisions, in particular entrepreneurship and social enterprise. She has been awarded the AQR Top Finance Graduate Award and the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship for entrepreneurship studies. Jeffers earned a PhD in finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BA in economics & mathematics from Yale University. Outside of academia, Jeffers has worked in management consulting for the financial industry.