Johan Walden, a member of the Haas Finance Group, has been awarded the 2010-11 Schwabacher Fellowship by the Haas Executive Committee.
The fellowship is the highest honor that Haas bestows upon assistant professors. It consists of a small unrestricted cash award, a research grant, and a modest instructional point credit.
Walden joined the Haas faculty in 2005. His research interests include theoretical asset pricing, human capital and capital markets, catastrophe insurance, and numerical option pricing. He has taught Introduction to Finance in the Evening & Weekend MBA Program.
Before coming to Haas, Walden worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company in Stockholm, Sweden. Walden, who was born and grew up in Sweden, attended Uppsala University in Sweden, earning a PhD in applied mathematics, an MS in business studies and economics and an MS in engineering physics, and a BA in history. Walden also earned an MA and PhD in financial economics from Yale.