Dr. Goldstein is Professor of Finance at Babson College, where he holds the Donald P. Babson Chair in Applied Investments.
His research specialty is examining the structure of equity and bond markets. He also does work in climate change, dividend policy, asset pricing, real estate, and privatization.
Dr. Goldstein served as Chair of the Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Economic Advisory Committee from 2011 to 2021. He previously served on the Nasdaq Economic Advisory Board from 2003 to 2005, including as Chair in 2005, and was the Visiting Economist at the New York Stock Exchange. He has also served as a member of the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) roundtables on fixed income (2013), market structure (2010), and on decimalization (2000). Prior to that, he advised the Deputy Prime Minister of Poland on Poland’s privatization program, and worked as an Investment Banker with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in their Financial Institutions and Japan Banking groups. Dr. Goldstein has served in an advisory role to the senior leadership of a Fortune 100 company, and has advised or served on the boards of a variety of small start-ups.
He has presented his work at numerous conferences worldwide and has thrice won the “Best Paper in Market Microstructure” at major national conferences. His papers have been published in major finance academic journals, including The Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and The Review of Financial Studies. He was a guest editor for the May 2014 special issue of The Financial Review on Computerized and High Frequency Trading, and is currently Editor of Financial Management, and Weather, Climate, and Society.
In addition to his position at Babson, Dr. Goldstein is also currently a Visiting Professorship Fellow at the Climate Change Research Center at the University of New South Wales (Australia), and was previously a Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney (Australia), an Honorary Professor at The Queen’s University of Belfast (UK), and a Visiting Professor at Trinity College (Ireland). He has also taught at Boston College and at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he received the Proctor & Gamble Teaching Excellence Award.
Dr. Goldstein received a BS, an MBA, an MA, and a PhD in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
PhD and MA in Finance, MBA in Finance and Management, BS in Economics