Anna Kovner

Economist in the Financial Intermediation Function, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Anna Kovner is an Economist in the Financial Intermediation Function at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Her research focuses on corporate finance, including leveraged buyouts, venture capital and banking. She has published articles in the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Urban Economics and the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy.

Her paper on cycles in venture capital with Paul Gompers, Josh Lerner and David Scharfstein was awarded the Fama/DFA prize for the second best paper in Capital Markets and Asset Pricing published in the Journal of Financial Economics in 2008. She received her PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University in 2008; her MBA from Harvard Business School in 2000; and her AB in Economics from Princeton in 1996. Prior to entering graduate school, she worked for GSC Partners as a distressed debt and leveraged buyout investor, and at Lazard Freres as an Investment Banker.

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