Co-Director of the Centre for Endowment Asset Management (CEAM)
University Lecturer in Finance
BA (Univ. of Oxford), MSc (London Business School), MSc and PhD (London School of Economics)
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Prior to returning to full-time education in 2001, Dr Chambers worked for 20 years in investment banking at Barings, Hotchkis & Wiley and Merrill Lynch. He gained experience in asset management, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital in Europe, Japan and the United States. Dr Chambers is Associate Director of the Winton Centre for Financial History and a member of the Cambridge Corporate Governance Network (CCGN).
Dr Chambers was a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Economics, University of Oxford, from 2005 to 2008, and taught on the Masters in Financial Economics and the MBA programmes at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Awards and scholarships
- "The Norway Model" voted 'Outstanding Article' by the readers of the Journal of Portfolio Management (with Elroy Dimson and Antti Ilmanen), 2013
- Thomas K. McCraw Fellow, Harvard Business School, Fall 2012
- Ashton Prize for the best article in the last two years by an early career researcher published in The Economic History Review (for "Gentlemanly capitalism revisited"), 2011
- Coller Institute of Private Equity Research Award, 2007
- Economic History Society New Researcher Prize, 2005
- LSE Departmental Teaching Prize, 2003/4
Empirical corporate finance, especially IPOs; asset management, particularly in relation to endowments and foundations; financial history; and law and finance.
David Chambers is a member of the Finance & Accounting subject group.
Chambers, D. (2009) "Gentlemanly capitalism revisited: a case study of the underpricing of initial public offerings on the London Stock Exchange, 1946-86." Economic History Review, 62(1): 31-56
Chambers, D. and Dimson, E. (2009) "IPO underpricing over the very long-run." Journal of Finance, 64(3): 1407-1443 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.2009.01468.x)
Chambers, D., Dimson, E. and Ilmanen, A. (2012) "The Norway model." Journal of Portfolio Management, 38(2): 67-81 (DOI: 10.3905/jpm.2012.38.2.067)
Chambers, D. and Esteves, R. (2012) "The first global emerging markets investor: Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust 1880-1913." Working Paper.
Chambers, D., Sarkissian, S. and Schill, M.J. (2012) "Geography and capital: foreign listings of U.S. railroads during the first era of financial globalization." Working Paper.
Chambers, D. and Dimson, E. (2013) "Keynes the stock market investor." Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (forthcoming) (available online via the SSRN)
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