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Areas of Expertise (5)

Corporate Finance

Dynamic Games

Financial Economics

Information Economics

Contract Theory


Brett Green is an Associate Professor at Berkeley Haas. He is an applied theorist whose research tries to understand the role of news and learning in markets with information asymmetries. Other areas of research include contract theory, corporate finance, and sports economics. He teaches finance in the Berkeley MBA program as well as corporate finance in the PhD program. He received a PhD in economics from Stanford Graduate School of Business. While at Stanford, he also completed a master’s degree in financial mathematics. He earned a BS in engineering and economics from Duke University.

Education (3)

Stanford University: PhD, Economic Analysis and Policy

Stanford University: MS, Financial Mathematics

Duke University: BS, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Economics

Honors & Awards (7)

Club 6 (MBA and PhD)

Spring 2012

Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Research Papers Prize (Second Place)


Excellence in Refereeing Award, The Review of Economic Studies


Club 6 (MBA and EMBA)

Fall 2015

Fisher Center Grant


Hellman Fellows Award


Excellence in Refereeing Award, American Economic Review


Positions Held (1)

At Haas since 2011

2018 - Present, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
2011- 2018, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
2009 – 2011, Assistant Professor, Kellogg School of Management

Media Appearances (7)

Analytics' new frontier: Eight new-age studies from MIT Sloan's research paper competition

ESPN  online


"Strong recent performance relative to being in a neutral state corresponds to roughly a one quartile increase in the distribution of present performance. Thus, a 50th percentile hitter will hit like a 75th percentile hitter following strong recent performance."...

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Streaks like Daniel Murphy’s aren’t necessarily random

The New York Times  online


A study last year by the economists Brett Green of the University of California, Berkeley, and Jeffrey Zwiebel of Stanford found that an average power hitter on that kind of streak is about as likely to homer in his next at-bat as a good power hitter. (Statistically, his odds have increased by a standard deviation.)...

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Research supports the notion of the ‘hot hand’; baseball players always believed in it

The Washington Post  online


But according to newer research — such as a working study conducted by Brett Green, an assistant professor at California-Berkeley’s business school, and Jeffrey Zwiebel, a finance professor at Stanford — there is evidence that hot streaks exist...

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Can an athlete be streaky?

Priceonomics  online


No one doubts that Kobe Byrant shoots much better than the average player, yet his shooting percentage is pretty average. In fact, as Brett Green of Berkeley and Jeffrey Zwiebel of Stanford note in a working paper, the median shooting percentage of the top 20 leading scorers in the NBA during the 2012-2013 season was slightly lower than the shooting percentage of the average starter...

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The ‘hot hand’ might be real after all

The Boston Globe  online


The two new studies, however, are poking holes in the long accepted findings. First, there is one conducted by two finance professors, focusing on baseball. The authors—Brett Green, at the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley, and Jeffrey Zwiebel, at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business—analyzed a mountain of data for their study: 12 major league baseball seasons, or roughly 2 million at-bats...

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Crowdsourcing economics

Freakonomics  online


An interesting approach to economics, from UC Berkeley economists William Fuchs, Brett Green, and David Levine: crowdfunding...

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The curious crowd

The Economist  online


What makes it noteworthy is not just its goal, whether rural Ugandans might adopt new solar-powered lights over traditional kerosene, but its provenance. The project was put up by David Levine, William Fuchs and Brett Green, all professors at Berkeley’s Haas business school...

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Working Papers (6)

Liquidity Sentiments

R&R, The American Economic Review

Vladimir Asriyan, William Fuchs, and Brett S. Green

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Bargaining and News

R&R, The American Economic Review

Brendan Daley and Brett S. Green

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Optimal Arrangements for Distribution in Developing Markets: Theory and Evidence

William Fuchs, Brett S. Green, and David I. Levine

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Aggregation and Design of Information in Asset Markets with Adverse Selection

Vladimir Asriyan, William Fuchs, and Brett S. Green

(Reverse) Price Discrimination with Information Design

Dong Wei and Brett S. Green

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Security Design with Ratings

Brendan Daley, Brett S. Green, and Victoria Vanasco

Selected Papers & Publications (9)

Securitization, Ratings, and Credit Supply The Journal of Finance

Brendan Daley, Brett S. Green, and Victoria Vanasco


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The Hot-Hand Fallacy: Cognitive Mistake or Equilibrium Response? Evidence from Major League Baseball Management Science

Brett S. Green and Jeffrey Zweibel


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Information Spillovers in Asset Markets with Correlated Values American Economic Review

Vladimir Asriyan, William Fuchs, and Brett S. Green


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Breakthroughs, Deadlines, and Self-Reported Progress: Contracting for Multistage Projects American Economic Review

Brett Green and Curtis R. Taylor


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An Information-Based Theory of Time-Varying Liquidity The Journal of Finance

Brendan Daley and Brett S. Green


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Adverse Selection, Slow Moving Capital, and Misallocation Journal of Financial Economics

William Fuchs, Brett S. Green, and Dimitris Papanikolaou


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Signal or Noise? Uncertainty and learning about whether other traders are informed Journal of Financial Economics

Snehal Banerjee and Brett S. Green


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Market Signaling with Grades Journal of Economic Theory

Brendan Daley and Brett S. Green


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Waiting for News in the Market for Lemons Econometrica

Brett Green, Brendan Daley


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Teaching (4)

Core Finance

MBA 203

Introduction to Finance for Executives

EMBA 203

Topics in Dynamic Adverse Selection

PhD 297

Corporate Finance Theory

PhD 239