Adair Morse is Soloman P. Lee Chair in Business Ethics, Associate Professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law and Business, and founding faculty director of the Sustainable and Impact Finance initiative at Berkeley-Haas. She is an award-winning teacher of New Venture Finance, Impact Investing, and Sustainable Investing.
She holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Michigan. Adair’s research spans multiple areas of finance: household finance, FinTech, Impact Investing, discrimination, climate, venture finance, corruption, and pension management, with the unifying theme that she tries to choose topics useful for leveling economic playing fields. Recent work includes papers on algorithmic discrimination, impact investment, real investment implications of ESG, and energy use in cryptomining. Her publications appear in the top economics and finance journals, and she has won a number of top finance research prizes, including the Brattle Prize, the Jensen Prize, prizes at the EFA and WFA, the Moskowitz Impact prize, among others. Many of her various works have been directly implemented into policy, including actions by the U.S. Congress, the Greek Parliament, and many State banking regulators.