Mark Grinblatt is the Japan Alumni Chair in International Finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he has been on the faculty since 1981. Currently, he also is Senior Associate Dean and director of the UCLA Anderson Ph.D. Program. He received his Ph.D., M. Phil., and M.A. from Yale University. His undergraduate degree is from The University of Michigan.
He served as a visiting professor at the Wharton School from 1987-1989, as a visiting fellow at Yale University in 1999-2000, and worked as a vice president for Salomon Brothers, Inc. from 1989-1990. He is a former president of the Western Finance Association and a founding member of the Foundation for the Advancement of Research in Financial Economics. He currently serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research and on the board of Citi Swapco, Inc. He also serves as an advisory or associate editor of four journals.
He has authored approximately 40 scholarly papers in finance and economics. One paper won the 2010 Goldman Sachs International Prize and another is the recipient of a Smith Breeden 2001 distinguished paper award. He has also authored a corporate finance textbook and an edited book volume.
His past research, which appears in most of the major journals in finance and economics, has focused on asset pricing, rational expectations equilibria, performance evaluation, stock market anomalies, corporate finance, derivatives valuation, and investor behavior.