Anna Pavlova

Professor of Finance at London Business School


Anna Pavlova is an Academic Director of the AQR Asset Management Institute at London Business School, a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London and a former Director of the European Finance Association. As of December 2018, she was elected a Director of the American Finance Association.


Prior to joining London Business School, she was on the faculty at MIT Sloan School of Management. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in Economics from the New Economic School (Moscow) and an MSc in Applied Mathematics from Moscow State University.


Professor Pavlova has published in top journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies and the Review of Economic Studies. Her recent research focuses on the impact of institutional investors on asset prices, the financialisation of commodities and frictions in international financial markets. Anna has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant and has received a number of other prestigious awards for her research and teaching.


Professor Pavlova is currently one of the Academic Directors of the AQR Asset Management Institute at LBS.