Judith A. Chevalier

William S. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Economics

Professor Judy Chevalier
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Professor Chevalier's research is in the areas of both finance and industrial organization. Some of her recent research examines the interaction between customer reviews and firm strategy, consumer foresight in markets for durable goods, the impact of state regulations in the market for funeral products and services, and the taste for leisure as a determinant of occupational choice. She has written a series of papers on the economics of electronic commerce, the interaction between firm capital structure and product market competition, price seasonality and cyclicality, and tests of models of agency relationships and career concerns, and firm diversification. She is a former co-editor of the American Economic Review and of the Rand Journal of Economics.  


Community Profile

In my classes, I’ve had students from Forestry, students from Drama, students from the Law School, undergraduates. We get a lot of perspectives in the classroom.


  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993
  • BA, Yale University, 1989


  • Competitor MGT 410
  • Strategic Management of Nonprofit Organizations MGT 527

Selected Articles

Selected Working Papers

Differentiated to Death?

J. A. Chevalier, D. E. Harrington and F. Scott Morton
Manuscript, Yale University

Consumer Search and Monetary Policy Non-Neutrality

J. Chevalier, V. Guerrieri and A. Kashyap
(work in progress)

Entry and Market Size: The College Textbook Market

J. Chevalier & A. Goolsbee


  • Elected Fellow, Econometric Society, 2013-Present
  • William F. O’Dell Award, Journal of Marketing Research, 2011
  • Elected member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2006-present
  • Elected member, American Economic Association Executive Committee, 2005-2008
  • Elaine Bennett prize, 1999
  • Sloan Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 1997-1999