Tano Santos is the David L. and Elsie M. Dodd Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School. His research focuses on two distinct areas. A first interest is the field of asset pricing with a particular emphasis on theoretical and empirical models that can account for the predictability of returns, both in the time series and the cross section. A second interest is applied economic theory, specifically, the economics of financial innovations as well as theory of organizations. He teaches options markets.
[Updated with Part II, Oct. 10] The Catalonian problem required farsighted political leadership. We got the opposite, and now the patients are running the asylum, says Tano Santos of Columbia University.