Meet the Forward Thinkers of Private Equity and Venture Capital

A mission of the Heizer Center is to support academic research in PE/VC.

Our faculty is an esteemed group of scholars and practitioners with international experience in professional management problems and practices. They combine real-world and academic knowledge of these problems to augment their theoretical training.

Faculty members’ research in the fields of private equity and venture capital is a vital component of the Heizer Center because it builds awareness of how the industries play an influential role within an evolving economy.

The Heizer Center’s faculty provides Kellogg students with in-depth expertise in private equity and venture capital, through classroom-based courses, basic and advanced, and experiential learning activities on the Chicago, Evanston and San Francisco campus.

Paola Sapienza, Professor of Finance

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Research by Heizer Center Faculty

Long-Term Orientation and Educational Performance

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 04 Nov 2019

The Panera Bread LBO

Harvard Business Review, 30 Aug 2019

H.J. Heinz M&A

Nature, 25 Apr 2019

Expectation Formation Following Large Unexpected Shocks

The Review of Economics and Statistics, 04 Mar 2019

How Venture Capitalists Evaluate Potential Investment Opportunities

04 Feb 2019

Understanding the Rise in Corporate Cash: Precautionary Savings or Foreign Taxes

The Review of Financial Studies, 21 Jan 2019

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