McDonough School of Business

David McLean

David McLean is the William G. Droms Professor of Finance at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and the Finance Area Chair. His teaching and research interests are in capital market imperfections and their ramifications for both asset prices and corporate finance. David’s papers have been published in leading finance journals, such as the Journal of FinanceJournal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. His research has won several awards, including the Amundi Smith Breeden Award for the best paper in the Journal of Finance and the Jensen Prize for the best paper in the Journal of Financial Economics. His research has been covered by major media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, and the Economist. David serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals, including Management Science and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.


David previously taught at DePaul University, the University of Alberta, and MIT. He has held visiting positions at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Development Bank of Japan, and the Einaudi Institute of Finance and Economics. He received his Ph.D. from Boston College and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.