Michael Ewens

Michael Ewens

Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship




I am a Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at Caltech in the Humanities and Social Sciences group. From 2010-2014, I was on the faculty at Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. I am also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). I received my PhD in economics from the University of California, San Diego in 2010. Since 2006 I have worked as a quantitative advisor for Correlation Ventures, a quantitative-focused venture capital firm based in San Diego, CA. I am a co-editor of the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy and Associate Editor at the Journal of Corporate Finance. I co-organize the Southern California Private Equity Conference (with Arthur Kortweg (USC), Rick Townsend (UCSD) and Xinxin Wang (UCLA)) and the virtual Workshop on Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation (with Yael Hochberg (Rice), Song Ma (Yale) and David Robinson (Duke)).

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  • PhD in Economics, 2008

    UC San Diego

  • B.A. Economics and Mathematics, 2001

    Washington University in St. Louis


Jan 2017 – Present California

Responsibilities include:

  • Analysing
  • Modelling
  • Deploying
University X
Jan 2016 – Dec 2016 California
Taught electronic engineering and researched semiconductor physics.


Neural Networks and Deep Learning
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Blockchain Fundamentals
Formulated informed blockchain models, hypotheses, and use cases.
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Object-Oriented Programming in R: S3 and R6 Course
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