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Patrick Bolton

    Professional affiliation

    Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business, Columbia University

    Full Biography

    Patrick Bolton is the Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business at Columbia University and visiting Professor at Imperial College London. He is a Co-Director of the Center for Contracts and Economic Organization at the Columbia Law School, a past President of the American Finance Association, a Fellow of the Econometric Society (elected 1993), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected 2009), and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy (elected 2013). His areas of interest are in contract theory, corporate finance, corporate governance, banking, sovereign debt, political economy, law and economics and sustainable investing. He has written a leading graduate textbook on Contract theory with Mathias Dewatripont, MIT Press (2005) and among the books he has coedited are Sovereign wealth funds and long-term investing, with Frederic Samama and Joseph E Stiglitz, Columbia University Press (2011); and Coping with the climate crisis: mitigation policies and global coordination, with Rabah Aretzki, Karim El Aynaoui and Maurice Obstfeld, Columbia University Press (2018).