David L. Yermack

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David L. Yermack is the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business. He serves as Chairman of the Finance Department and Director of the NYU Pollack Center for Law and Business. At NYU Stern, Professor Yermack teaches joint MBA - Law School courses in Restructuring Firms & Industries and Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies, as well as PhD research courses in corporate governance, executive compensation, and distress and restructuring.

Professor Yermack’s primary research areas include boards of directors, executive compensation, and corporate finance. His most recent research interest lies in the area of blockchain. He is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on this topic, both on the academic side as well as on blockchains' technological and practical implications. Professor Yermack advises and gives talks globally, and is in high demand for his unique expertise on blockchain and its current and future implementation.

David L. Yermack has published widely in leading academic journals in Finance, Accounting, Economics, and Law. He is a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has been a Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. 

David L. Yermack received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics (1985), Master of Business Administration (1991), Juris Doctor (1991), Master of Arts in Business Economics (1993), and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Economics (1994) from Harvard University.