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Miguel Palacios

Miguel Palacios
PhD 09

Assistant Professor, Finance
Owen Graduate School of Management
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

"Begin with an exceptional faculty and a reputation for innovative thinking, and then add a relaxed and supportive environment, and the extraordinary Berkeley setting," says Miguel Palacios, and the decision to come to Haas was easy.

"I want to understand how the most important asset young people have — the value of their future earnings — affects the way we price things, the risks we take, the work contracts we engage in, and the investments we make."

Palacios found that the accessibility of Haas professors "made the task of starting the research agenda much easier," noting that "new ideas are encouraged and respected, and you really have the opportunity to work closely with and to be mentored by faculty."

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