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School of Economics and Finance

Jason Sturgess


Professor, Head of School

Telephone: +44 20 7882 8821
Room Number: GC424
Office Hours: by appointment


Jason Sturgess is a Professor in the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary University of London. His research focuses on corporate finance, especially issues related to financial intermediation, law and regulation, corporate governance, and the internal organization of firms. Recent topics include information sharing and rating manipulation, how debt enforcement law affects financial and economic growth, and the effects of firm ownership structure on both governance and price informativeness. His research has been published in The Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial EconomicsJournal of Financial and Quantitative AnalysisReview of Finance, and other journals. Professor Sturgess has been awarded several prizes and grants, including the BlackRock Inc. and National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Global Challenge for Innovation Award, an Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance (the Q Group) research grant, and best paper awards at the China International Conference in Finance, Financial Management Association, Mid-West Finance Association, and Spanish Finance Association Annual Meetings. He regularly presents work at international conferences including the annual meetings of the American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, NBER meetings, European Finance Association, SFS Cavalcade, Utah Winter Finance Conference, and UBC Winter Finance Conference. His research has been featured in major media, including the Wall Street Journal. 

Professor Sturgess holds a masters degree and Ph.D from London Business School. He was previously a faculty member at Driehaus College of Business and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University, and McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. 



  • Degryse H., Ioannidou V., Liberti J., Sturgess J. (2020) When Do Laws and Institutions Affect Recovery Rates on Collateral?, Review of Corporate Finance Studies, Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2020, Pages 1–4. Lead Article and Editor’s Choice
  • Hwang B-H., Liberti JM., Sturgess J. (2019) "Information sharing and spillovers: Evidence from financial analysts", Management Science.
  • Giannetti M., Liberti J., Sturgess J. (2017) "Information Sharing and Rating Manipulation", Review of Financial Studies.
  • Liberti J., Sturgess J. "The Anatomy of a Credit Supply Shock: Evidence from an Internal Credit Market", Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, (forthcoming).
  • Calomiris C., Larrain M., Liberti J., Sturgess J. (2017) "How Collateral Laws Shape Lending and Sectoral Activity", Journal of Financial Economics, Volume 123 (1).
  • Calomiris C., Larrain M., Liberti J., Sturgess J. (2016) "Which Creditors’ Rights Reforms Drive Financial Deepening and Economic Development?", Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Volume 28(4).
  • Porras Prado M., Saffi P.A.C., Sturgess J. (2016) "Ownership Structure, Limits to Arbitrage, and Stock Returns: Evidence from Equity Lending Markets", Review of Financial Studies, Volume 29 (12).
  • Sturgess J. (2016) "Multinational Firms, Internal Capital Markets, and the Value of Global Diversification", Quarterly Journal of Finance, Volume 6(2).
  • Aggarwal R., Saffi P.A.C., Sturgess J. (2015) "The Role of Institutional Investors in Voting: Evidence from the Securities Lending Market", Journal of Finance, Volume 70(5).
  • Pinkowitz L., Sturgess J., Williamson R. (2013) "Do Cash Stockpiles Fuel Cash Acquisitions?", Journal of Corporate Finance, Volume 23.
  • Acharya V., Imbs J., Sturgess J. (2011) "Finance and Efficiency: Do Bank Branching Regulations Matter?", Review of Finance, Volume 15(1).
  • Choudhary P., Schloetzer J.D., Sturgess J. (2013) "Boards, Auditors, Attorneys and Compliance with Mandatory SEC Disclosure Rules", Managerial & Decision Economics, Volume 34 (7-8).
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