José Alexandre Scheinkman

José Alexandre Scheinkman is the Theodore A. Wells ‘29 Professor of Economics at Princeton University. He has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in mathematics from I.M.P.A. (Brazil), and a B.A. in economics from the U.F.R.J. Professor Scheinkman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and received a “docteur honoris causa” from the Université Paris-Dauphine. In 2002, he was a Blaise Pascal Research Professor (France).  Professor Scheinkman is a member of the Conseil Scientifique of the Institute Europlace de Finance (Paris) and a member of the Conselho Acadêmico of IBMEC (São Paulo).   Previously, he was the Alvin H. Baum Distinguished Service Professor and Chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago, Vice President in the Financial Strategies Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co., co-editor of the Journal of Political Economy and a member of the advisory panel in economics to the Sloan Foundation. Professor Scheinkman has published more than sixty academic articles in economic theory, finance, urban economics and the economics of social interactions. In 2002, he was a co-organizer of the document “Agenda Perdida” which contained proposals for reforms in Brazil’s economic and social policies. Professor Scheinkman was a consultant to McKinsey Global Institute for a study on Brazilian productivity (1998). He also served as consultant to several financial institutions including Banque de France, C.A.I. (Paris), C.A.R. (Paris), Compagnie Bancaire (Paris), C.D.C. (Paris), Garantia Bank (São Paulo), Goldman Sachs (N.Y.), Paribas (London), and Unibanco (São Paulo).