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Joseph Engelberg

Professor of Finance, Atkinson/Epstein Chair in Management Leadership

Engelberg's research focuses on the way information is disseminated among market participants, especially by financial media and social networks.

Engelberg earned his Ph.D. in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and earned his B.A. in Mathematics and B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Prior to coming to the Rady School, Engelberg was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Engelberg, Joseph, David McLean and Jeff Pontiff, Analysts and Anomalies, Journal of Accounting and Economics, (forthcoming)

Engelberg, Joseph, David McLean and Jeff Pontiff, Anomalies and News, Journal of Finance (2018)

Engelberg, Joseph, Discussion of:Earnings Announcement Promotions: A Yahoo Finance Field Experiment', Journal of Accounting and Economics (2018)

Brogaard, Jonathan, Joseph Engelberg and Ed Van Wesep, Why Do We Tenure? Analysis of a Long Standing Risk-Based Explanation, Journal of Economic Perspectives (2018)

Engelberg, Joseph, Adam Reed and Matthew Riggenberg, Short Selling Risk, Journal of Finance (2018)

Engelberg, Joseph, Arzu Ozogiz and Sean Wang, Know thy Neighbor: Industry Clusters, Information Spillovers and Market EfficiencyJournal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (2017)

Engelberg, Joseph, Ray Fisman, Jay Hartzell and Christopher Parsons, Human Capital and the Supply of ReligionReview of Economics and Statistics (2016)

Engelberg, Joseph and Christopher Parsons, Worrying about the Stock Market: Evidence from Hospital AdmissionsJournal of Finance (2016)

Da, Zhi, Joseph Engelberg, and Penjie Gao, The Sum of All FEARS: Investor Sentiment and Asset PricesReview of Financial Studies (2015)

Dougal, Casey, Joseph Engelberg, Christopher Parsons and Edward Van Wesep, Anchoring on Credit SpreadsJournal of Finance (2015)

Brogaard, Jonathan, Joseph Engelberg and Christopher Parsons, Network Position and Productivity: Causal Evidence from Editor Rotations, Journal of Financial Economics (2014)

Engelberg, Joseph, Penjie Gao and Christopher Parsons, The Price of a CEO’s Rolodex, Review of Financial Studies (2013)

Dougal, Casey, Joseph Engelberg, Diego Garcia and Christopher Parsons, Journalists and the Stock Market, Review of Financial Studies (2012), RFS Michael Brennan Best Paper Award, 1st place

Engelberg, Joseph, Adam Reed and Matthew Riggenberg, How are Shorts Informed? Short-Selling, News and Information Processing, Journal of Financial Economics (2012)

Engelberg, Joseph, Penjie Gao and Christopher Parsons, Friends with Money, Journal of Financial Economics (2012), JFE Fama-DFA Best Paper Award, 2nd Place

Engelberg, Joseph, Caroline Sasseville, and Jared Williams, Market Madness: The Case of Mad Money, Management Science (2012)

Da, Zhi, Joseph Engelberg, and Penjie Gao, In Search of Attention, Journal of Finance (2011)

Engelberg, Joseph, and Chris Parsons, The Causal Impact of Media in Financial Markets, Journal of Finance (2011)

Engelberg, Joseph, Charles Manski, and Jared Williams, Assessing the Temporal Variation of Macroeconomic Forecasts by a Panel of Changing Composition, Journal of Applied Econometrics (2010)

Engelberg, Joseph, Charles Manski, and Jared Williams, Comparing the Point Predictions and Subjective Probability Distributions of Professional Forecasters, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics (2009)

Engelberg, Joseph, and Jared Williams, EBay's Proxy System: A License to Shill, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2009)

Working Papers

Engelberg, Joseph, David McLean, Jeff Pontiff and Matthew Ringgenberg, Are Cross-Sectional Predictors Good Market-Level Predictors

An, Li, Joseph Engelberg, Matthew Henrikson, Baolian Wang, and Jared Williams, The Portfolio-Driven Disposition Effect, (revise and resubmit, Journal of Finance)

Bliss, Barbara, Joseph Engelberg and Mitch Warachka, The Price of Hate: Household Finance and Non-Pecuniary Preferences

Engelberg, Joseph, Christopher Parsons and Nathan Tefft, First, Do No Harm: Financial Conflicts in Medicine

Blocher, Jesse, Joseph Engelberg and Adam Reed, The Long-Short Wars: Evidence of End-of-Year Price Manipulation by Short Sellers

Engelberg, Joseph, Costly Information Processing: Evidence from Earnings Announcements


Research Areas
  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Networks
  • Financial Media

Industry Areas
  • Financial Markets
  • Short-selling
  • Commercial Lending