Marek Jochec

Graduate School of Business
Associate Professor, Academic Director of the MSF Program

Before joining Nazarbayev University, Marek was an Assistant Professor of Finance at ISCTE Business School in Portugal, and visiting professor at School of Commerce, University of Otago, New Zealand. Before his PhD, Marek was a lecturer of finance at KIMEP (Kazakhstan). Marek also holds MBA in Finance from Wharton and MA in Economics from Central European University in Prague. Marek’s major research interest is in Behavioral Finance and Entrepreneurship. His paper “Patriotic Name Bias and Stock Returns” (Journal of Financial Markets, 2013) was cited by Robert Shiller in his Nobel Prize acceptance lecture. Marek also wrote articles in market microstructure, asset management, and Belt & Road Initiative (OBOR). Marek frequently writes articles on economic topics in Kazakhstani media, such as Kapital and National Business. He has been acknowledged in Financial Modeling textbook by Simon Benninga and Principles of Corporate Finance by Brealey-Myers. Marek’s teaches Principles of Finance, International Finance, Financial Modeling, Project Evaluation, and Empirical Asset Pricing. Marek is an expert user of Excel (incl. VBA), and a skilled user of SAS. Before starting an academic career, Marek worked as consultant at Roland Berger and Partner and was an intern with JP Morgan in London.