Jason Sturgess

Assistant Professor of Finance
Ph.D. Finance, London Business School, 2008
Suite 5526
1 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

Jason Sturgess is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Driehaus College of Business and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University. Prior to joining DePaul University in 2013, he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. He graduated in 2008 from London Business School with a Ph.D in Finance.

Jason’s research lies in the boundaries of corporate finance, corporate governance, and financial intermediation. Most recently, his attention has been drawn to understanding better how banks make lending decisions in light of legal and institutional frictions, that in turn affect the real economy via firm-level investment and financing constraints. Additionally, some new work examines the role of information in decision-making by financial experts such as investment analysts and bank loan managers. His work on corporate governance focuses on the role of monitors, such as institutional investors or lawyers; and also on establishing the value of shareholder democracy through identifying the value of the vote.  Finally, his work on corporate investment policy attempts to understand determinants of corporate investments. This work has examined organic investment as well as mergers and acquisitions, both domestically and globally.

Jason’s work has been published at The Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Finance, and Journal of Corporate Finance. His work has been recognized internationally and he has won the BlackRock Inc. and National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Global Challenge for Innovation Award, and an Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance (the Q Group) research grant, and has won 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, UBC Winter Finance Conference, and Financial Management Association.

Jason has experience of teaching both MBA and undergraduate classes in finance at DePaul University, Georgetown University, and London Business School. He currently teaches advanced elective courses in Mergers & Acquisitions, Problems in Corporate Financial Policy, and Cases in Financial Decision Making.​

Jason Sturgess CV.pdf​

Academic Degrees


Ph.D. Finance, London Business School, 2008

M.Res. Finance, London Business School, 2005

M.Sc. Finance, London Business School, 2003

M.Sc. Weather, Climate and Modeling, University of Reading, 1998​