Professor David  de Meza

Professor David de Meza

Eric Sosnow Professor of Management

Department of Management

Telephone
+44 (0)20 7955 6576
Extension
6576
Room No
NAB 5.23

About me

Dr David de Meza is Eric Sosnow Professor of Management in the LSE Department of Management. His research interests include the property rights theory of the firm, optimism and entrepreneurship, finance and insurance gaps in theory and practice, and incentive schemes.

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Managerial Economics and Strategy Faculty Research Group

Selected publications

de Meza, D. & Webb, D. C. (1987) Too much investment: a problem of asymmetric information. Quarterly Journal of Economics

de Meza, D. & Gould, J. R. (1992) The social efficiency of private decisions to enforce property rights. Journal of Political Economy

de Meza, D. & Southey, C. (1996) The borrower's curse: optimism, finance and entrepreneurship. The Economic Journal

de Meza, D. & Lockwood, B. (1998) Does asset ownership always motivate managers? Outside options and the property rights theory of the firm. Quarterly Journal of Economics

de Meza, D. & Webb, D. C. (2001) Advantageous selection in insurance markets. RAND Journal of Economics

de Meza, D., & Xie, G. (2014) The deadweight gain of insurance taxation when risky activities are optional. Journal of Public Economics

Arabsheibani, G., Dawson, C., de Meza, D., Henley, A. (2014) Entrepreneurship: cause and consequence of financial optimism Journal of Economics and Management Strategy

de Meza, D. & Webb, D. C. (2016) False diagnoses: pitfalls of testing for asymmetric information in insurance markets. The Economic Journal

 

Expertise

The property rights theory of the firm; optimism and entrepreneurship; finance and insurance gaps in theory and practice; incentive schemes