Jeffrey A. Busse

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  • Associate Professor of Finance
  • Phone: 404-727-0160
  • Fax: 404-727-5238

Mailing Address:

Goizueta Business School
Emory University
1300 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322


Jeffrey Busse joined Emory University and Goizueta Business School in 1998. His research focuses on investments, with an emphasis on mutual funds. Jeff received his Ph.D. from New York University, where he was an instructor from 1996-1998. Jeff has worked for Ford Motor Company, American Express, and Honeywell.


  • Investing in a Global World, with Amit Goyal and Sunil Wahal, Review of Finance, 2013
  • Mutual Fund Industry Selection and Persistence, with Qing Tong, Review of Asset Pricing Studies, 2012
  • Buy-Side Trades and Sell-Side Recommendations: Interactions and Information Content, with Clifton Green and Narasimhan Jegadeesh, Journal of Financial Markets, 2012
  • Performance and Persistence in Institutional Investment Management, with Amit Goyal and Sunil Wahal, Journal of Finance, 2010
  • Bayesian Alphas and Mutual Fund Persistence, with Paul J. Irvine, Journal of Finance, 2006
  • Tick Size and Institutional Trading Costs: Evidence from Mutual Funds, with Nicolas P.B. Bollen, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2006
  • Short-Term Persistence in Mutual Fund Performance, with Nicolas P.B. Bollen, Review of Financial Studies, 2005
  • Are Investors Rational? Choices Among Index Funds, with Edwin J. Elton and Martin J. Gruber, Journal of Finance, 2004
  • Market Efficiency in Real Time, with T. Clifton Green, Journal of Financial Economics, 2002
  • On the Timing Ability of Mutual Fund Managers, with Nicolas P.B. Bollen, Journal of Finance, 2001
  • Another Look at Mutual Fund Tournaments, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2001
  • Volatility Timing in Mutual Funds: Evidence from Daily Returns, Review of Financial Studies, 1999
  • Do Investors Care about Sentiment?, with Edwin J. Elton and Martin J. Gruber, Journal of Business, 1998

Areas of Specialization

  • Investments
  • Mutual Funds
  • Hedge Funds

Achievements and Honors

  • Spangler IQAM Prize for Best Paper in Investments published in the Review of Finance, 2014
  • Alumni Award for Excellence in Research, Goizueta Business School, 2002
  • Trefftz Award for Best Student Paper at the Western Finance Association Meetings, 1998
  • American Association of Individual Investors/Financial Management Association Completed Dissertation Award, 1998


  • Ph.D. Finance, New York University, New York, NY 1998
  • Master's Finance, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 1992
  • Bachelor's Electrical Engineering (minor Mathematics), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 1987