Research Interests: operations, economics, finance
Gerry Tsoukalas is an assistant professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests lie at the interface of operations, economics and finance. His recent work focuses on financial market systems, funding mechanisms, and their implications on firm operations.
Professor Tsoukalas completed his undergraduate studies in France, receiving degrees in Physics from the University of Paris, and Aeronautical Engineering from the Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace-Supearo (2005). He completed his graduated studies in the US, receiving a Masters in Aeronautics & Aerospace from MIT (2007) and a PhD in Economics & Finance from the Management Science & Engineering Department at Stanford University (2009-2013). He was also previously a doctoral exchange scholar at the MIT Operations Research Center (2011-2012).
Professor Tsoukalas has experience working with a variety of firms in the financial services industry. Previously, he was a structured products trader at Morgan Stanley in London (2007-2009). He has also worked and consulted for several proprietary investment firms and hedge funds, including EvA Funds (2010-2011), and Weiss Asset Management (2012-2013), and has held stints in several international banks, including Barclays Capital (2006) and Societe Generale (2005).