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Clemens Sialm

Clemens Sialm
GSB 5.163 (512-232-6835)
Additional Titles:
Director, IAM Investment Center
Professor of Economics


AIM Investment Center


Clemens Sialm is a Professor of Finance and Economics, the Eleanor T. Mosle Fellow, and the Director of the AIM Investment Center at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Research Associate in the Asset Pricing and Public Economics programs of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Sialm received an M.A. in economics from the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. Prior to joining the University of Texas, he taught at Stanford University and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. During the 2013-2014 academic year, he was the Mark and Sheila Wolfson Distinguished Visiting Associate Professor at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Sialm's research interests are in the areas of investments, asset pricing, and taxation. He analyzes the investment strategies, performance, and behaviors of institutional and individual investors. He also investigates investment decisions of retirement savers. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, and the Journal of Public Economics, among others. He obtained in 2011 the Research Excellence Award from the McCombs School of Business. Sialm’s research has been frequently cited in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Economist.


Clemens Sialm and Mandy Tham. 2016. Spillover Effects in Mutual Fund Companies. Management Science, forthcoming.
Veronika K. Pool, Clemens Sialm, and Irina Stefanescu. 2016. It Pays to Set the Menu: Mutual Fund Investment Options in 401(k) Plans. Journal of Finance 71(4), 1779-1812.
Clemens Sialm, Laura T. Starks, and Hanjiang Zhang. 2015. Defined Contribution Pension Plans: Mutual Fund Asset Allocation Changes. American Economic Review 105(5), 432-436.
Clemens Sialm, Laura T. Starks, and Hanjiang Zhang. 2015. Defined Contribution Pension Plans: Sticky or Discerning Money? Journal of Finance 70(2), 805-828.
Clemens Sialm and Laura T. Starks. 2012. Mutual Fund Tax Clienteles. Journal of Finance 67(4), 1397-1422.
Jennifer Huang, Clemens Sialm, and Zhang, Hanjiang. 2011. Risk Shifting and Mutual Fund Performance. Review of Financial Studies 24(8), 2575-2616.
David Brophy, Paige Ouimet, and Clemens Sialm. 2009. Hedge Funds as Investors of Last Resort? Review of Financial Studies 22, 541-574.
Clemens Sialm. 2009. Tax Changes and Asset Pricing. American Economic Review 99, 1356-1383.
Zoran Ivkovich, Clemens Sialm, and Scott Weisbenner. 2008. Portfolio Concentration and the Performance of Individual Investors. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 43(3), 613-655.
Marcin Kacperczyk, Clemens Sialm, and Lu Zheng. 2008. Unobserved Actions of Mutual Funds. Review of Financial Studies 21, 2379-2416.
Gene Amromin, Jennifer Huang, and Clemens Sialm. 2007. The Tradeoff between Mortgage Prepayments and Tax-Deferred Retirement Savings. Journal of Public Economics 91, 2014-2040.
Clemens Sialm. 2006. Stochastic Taxation and Asset Pricing in Dynamic General Equilibrium. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 30, 511-540.
Marcin Kacperczyk, Clemens Sialm, and Lu Zheng. 2005. On the Industry Concentration of Actively Managed Equity Mutual Funds. Journal of Finance 60(4), 1983-2011.
John Shoven and Clemens Sialm. 2003. Asset Location in Tax-Deferred and Conventional Savings Accounts. Journal of Public Economics 88, 607-628.
Joel Dickson, John Shoven, and Clemens Sialm. 2000. Tax Externalities of Equity Mutual Funds. National Tax Journal 53 (3/2), 607-628.

Professional Awards

Kepos Capital Award, Best Paper on Investments, Western Finance Association2014
Distinguished Service Award, Management Science2013
Faculty Research Leave, McCombs School of Business2013
Mark and Sheila Wolfson Distinguished Visiting Associate Professor, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research2013
Research Grant of $25,000, TIAA-CREF Institute and PRC/Boettner Research Project Competition2013
McCombs Research Excellence Award2011
TCW Best Paper Award, China International Conference in Finance2011
Eleanor T. Mosle Fellowship2010
McCombs Research Excellence Grant2010
Faculty Research Fellow, Asset Pricing, National Bureau of Economic Research2009
NTT Fellowship from the Mitsui Center at the University of Michigan2006
BSI – Gamma Foundation Research Award2005
Institute for Quantitative Investment Research Europe Research Award2004
Chicago Quantitative Alliance Research Award2004
Faculty Research Fellow, Public Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research2002
The Kapnick Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University2000

Teaching Awards

Best Core Professor Award, Graduate Business Council, McCombs School of Business2013
Outstanding MBA Core Faculty Award, Graduate Business Council, McCombs School of Business2012