Rebecca DeSimone

Assistant Professor of Finance at London Business School


Dr De Simone’s research focuses on the intersection of corporate governance and public finance and on small business and household finance, especially in emerging markets.


She was recently awarded the AQR Asset Management Institute Fellowship for Academic and Research Excellence for a study using data from Ecuador to show that government tax audits can improve firm value, ultimately reducing the cost of borrowing for audited firms and stimulating firm investment.


As part of the Call for Proposals November 2020, the Wheeler Institute has awarded funding to Dr De Simone’s research on the interaction of formal and informal debt for its business contribution to development.