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Sabrina T. Howell

Sabrina T. Howell

Joined Stern 2015

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street,
New York, NY 10012

E-mail sth7@stern.nyu.edu
Personal website

Biography

Sabrina Howell is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the New York University Stern School of Business. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Professor Howell’s research focuses on entrepreneurial finance, innovation, fintech, energy, and China. She is the recipient of the 2015 AQR Top Finance Graduate Award at Copenhagen Business School and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Professor Howell received her B.A. in Economics and East Asian Studies from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government, Economics track from Harvard University. She previously worked as an energy consultant for Charles River Associates in Houston, and on energy security policy for Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) in Washington DC.

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Energy Finance
  • Innovation
  • China
  • FinTech

Courses Taught

  • Applications in Entrepreneurial Finance: Fintech
  • Topics in Entrepreneurial Finance

Academic Background

Ph.D., Political Economy and Government, Economics Track
Harvard University

B.A., Economics and East Asian Studies
Yale University

Related News & Research

OPENing Up Military Innovation: The Causal Effects of ‘Bottom Up’ Reforms to U.S. Defence Research

Does Private Equity Investment in Healthcare Benefit Patients? Evidence from Nursing Homes

Professor Sabrina Howell’s co-authored research on early-stage venture capital activity in the first two months after COVID-19 reached the U.S. is referenced

Joint research from Professor Sabrina Howell examining how private equity buyouts affect the quality of care in nursing homes is cited

New, joint research from Professor Sabrina Howell addressing the sensitivity of early-stage venture capital (VC) investment to market conditions is highlighted

In a co-authored op-ed, Professor Sabrina Howell examines whether venture-backed innovation is particularly vulnerable to economic downturns

Professor Sabrina Howell shares takeaways from her recent research which examines how private equity buyouts affect the quality of care in nursing homes

Joint research from Professor Sabrina Howell finding declines in care standards at nursing homes that are private-equity owned is spotlighted

Joint research from Professor Sabrina Howell on angel investor tax credits is featured

Professor Sabrina Howell weighs in on the future of bitcoin

Professor Sabrina Howell's joint research on private equity investment in higher education is cited in a letter by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Mark Pocan

Professor Sabrina Howell is quoted in a feature article on her joint research with Professor David Yermack on initial coin offerings

Professor Sabrina Howell is interviewed about the impact of private equity investment in public prisons

Professor Sabrina Howell's joint research on private equity in higher education is referenced

Professor Sabrina Howell's joint research on the connection between corporate R&D investment and employee entrepreneurship is featured

Professor Sabrina Howell's joint research on the connection between corporate R&D investment and employee entrepreneurship is referenced

Professor Sabrina Howell shares insights on R&D spending in US and Chinese tech firms

Stern's course offerings in Fintech, taught by Professors Sabrina Howell and David Yermack, are highlighted in an article on blockchain at US universities

Professor Sabrina Howell explains the impact private equity investment in for-profit colleges has on student outcomes, from her recent joint research

Professor Sabrina Howell's co-authored research on the effect of private equity on for-profit higher education is featured

Areas of Expertise

Economics

  • Political Economy

Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Capital/Financing

Ethics

  • Energy/Environment

Finance

  • Corporate Finance

Management

  • Technology & Innovation

Region/Country

  • China