Books

Publications

The Paul Woolley Centre produces world-class research relating to understanding the workings of capital markets and the social efficiency of allocations achieved in these markets. Full listings of published material can be found in these archives. As well as the latest work, you can browse publications from previous years. For any media enquiries related to our work please contact us.

Academic journals

Influential research by members of the Paul Woolley Centre has been published in some of the most recognised international journals in the field. 

Below is a collection of notable papers published in the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Econometrica, and Review of Economic Studies.

2016

2015

Archive

Working papers

The latest research from Paul Woolley Centre members is made available in our working papers collection. This cutting edge work is free to download, and designed to inspire scholarly debate. As well as the latest works, previous papers are archived by year.

2017

2016

2015

  • The Booms and Busts of Beta Arbitrage
    Dong Lou, Christopher Polk, Shiyang Huang
    The Paul Woolley Centre Paper Series No 47, June 2015
    • Winner of Quantitative Management Initiative (QMI) Grant, 2013
    • Winner of Europlace Institute of Finance Research Grant, 2013
  • Wolf Pack Activism
    Amil Dasgupta, Alon Brav and Richmond Mathews
    The Paul Woolley Centre Paper Series No 46, March 2015

Archive

Articles for general readership

Members of the Paul Woolley Centre occasionally contribute non-technical articles for websites and the mainstream press on issues of current public interest.

Curse of the Benchmarks
Dimitri Vayanos and Paul Woolley
March 2016

The Great Risk/Return Inversion - Who Loses Out?
Andrea Buffa, Dimitri Vayanos and Paul Woolley
September 2014

Ballooning Finance
VOX
21 August 2014

The Fallibility of the Efficient Market Theory: a new paradigm
CFA Institute Conference Proceedings Quarterly
22 April 2014

Chasing trends is a dangerous game 
Financial Times
16 October 2013

Momentum Investing is bad for your wealth 
Financial Times
12 July 2013

Long-term battle to expel short-term risk 
Financial Times
13 March 2013

Taming the finance monster.
Central Banking Journal
December 2012 Issue.

Investors must rediscover their patience.
Financial Times
16 August 2012

Investing for your own and the greater good.
Alliance Journal for foundations
June 2012 

New light on choice of investment strategy 
VOX
18 January 2012 

The Future of Finance: Chapter 3.
London School of Economics
July 2010

Rent Capture Through Financial Innovation. 
VOX
25 March 2010 

Capital Market Theory after the Efficient Market Hypothesis. 
VOX
5 October 2009