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Yael V. Hochberg


Visiting Associate Professor of Finance

Sloan School of Management

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

50 Memorial Drive, E62-669

Cambridge, MA 02142


Faculty Research Fellow

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Cambridge, MA


Associate Editor

Review of Finance

Oxford University Press



Contact Information

Email: hochberg at mit dot edu

Twitter: @yaelhochberg


“If history teaches us anything, it is that man, in his quest for knowledge and progress, is determined and cannot be deterred.”      John F. Kennedy


Professor Hochberg's research and teaching interests are focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, and the financing of entrepreneurial activity. Her research focuses on the venture capital industry, networks and corporate governance and compensation policies. In addition to her doctorate in finance from Stanford, she holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and a masters degree in Economics from Stanford University.


Professor Hochberg’s research has been published in top tier journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Accounting Research, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and has been presented at numerous universities and governmental bodies around the world. She is an Associate Editor at the Review of Finance. Prof. Hochberg also administers the annual National Seed Accelerator Rankings.


In 2013-204, Hochberg will also be a Batten Fellow at the Batten Institute at the University of Virginia Darden School of Management and Fidelity Faculty Fellow at the SMLR of Rutgers University.


Professor Hochberg was previously on the (tenure track) faculty at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, and was employed in the technology industry in both larger and startup companies. She holds an affiliation with the Kellogg School’s Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital.