Jiro Kondo

Assistant Professor (Teaching) and Area Coordinator, Finance; Academic Director, Investment Management Program (HIM)
Jiro Kondo
Contact Information
Email address: 
jiro.kondo [at] mcgill.ca
Alternate email address: 
christine.nguli [at] mcgill.ca

Bronfman Building [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1G5


PhD, Financial Economics, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

BA, Economics, Princeton University, USA

Teaching areas: 

- McGill: Applied Corporate Finance, Managerial Economics, Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance

- McGill (China): Introduction to Finance

- McGill (Japan): Managerial Economics

- Northwestern: Introduction to Finance


FINE 434 Topics in Finance 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 443 Applied Corporate Finance 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 430 Course not available

MGCR 293 Managerial Economics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGCR 652 Value Creation 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGCR 641 Elements of Modern Finance 1 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Areas of expertise: 

- Corporate Finance (w/ Emphasis on Agency Theory and Frictions in the Financing of New Ideas)

- Contract Economics (w/ Emphasis on Contract Vagueness and Contract Disclosure)

- Law and Economics (w/ Emphasis on Contract Law, Agency Law, and Dispute Resolution)

- Economics of Regulation (w/ Emphasis on Private Regulation)

CAS Professoriate
Research areas: 
Contract Economics
Corporate Finance
Economics of Regulation
Law & Economics
Taught previously at: 

- Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management)

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 


2012-2013: Finalist for Professor of the Year, MUS Awards, McGill University.

2010-2011: Faculty Impact Award, Northwestern University.

2009-2010: Professor of the Year in MBA Core, Northwestern University.

2006-2007: Lehman Brothers Fellowship for Research Excellence in Finance

2003-2004: Excellence in Teaching Award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

2000-2001: Halbert White’72 Prize in Economics, Princeton University.


2006-2007: Lehman Brothers Fellowship for Research Excellence in Finance.


2012-2013: Internal SSHRC Grant, McGill University.

2008-2011: Faculty Fellow Grant, Northwestern University.


* = Paper Available.

- Economics of Regulation (Industry Self-Regulation):

The Self-Regulation of Enforcement and Collective Reputation: Evidence From the US Securities Brokerage Industry*
Competition Between Self-Regulatory Organizations and Enforcement: Evidence From the Formation of FINRA*
The Internal Governance of Regulatory Agencies and the Capture of Enforcement: Evidence From Self-Regulation in the US Securities Brokerage Industry*

- Contract Economics:

Vague Contract Terms: Theory and Evidence on Contract Vagueness with an Application to Enforcement Evaluation*
The Evolution of Contracting Practices Within Firms: Evidence From Repeat Material Contract Filers
The Impact of Disclosure on Contract Design: Evidence From Material Contract Filings at the SEC
Opting Out of Public Enforcement: Evidence From International Trade Patterns and the New York Convention (w/ D. Papanikoloaou (Kellogg))

- Corporate Finance (Applications to Market Efficienty and Macroeconomics):

Financial Relationships and the Limits to Arbitrage (w/ D. Papanikolaou (Kellogg))*
Innovation Cycles (w/ D. Papanikolaou (Kellogg))*

- Miscellaneous:

Lawyers in the House: The Impact of In-House Corporate Counsel on Firm Policies (w/ Y. Hochberg (Rice) and J. Zhang (McGill))


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