Mark Egan


Mark Egan was a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. Egan is an assistant professor of finance at Harvard Business School.

Professor Egan’s research concentrates on the intersection of corporate finance and industrial organization. His current research agenda explores how consumers access financial markets through banks and brokerage firms. His work has been cited in Bloomberg, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Political Economy, and the American Economic Review.

Professor Egan received a BA in economics from Middlebury College and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, he worked in interest rate structuring at Barclays Capital in New York.

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Arbitration With Uninformed Consumers

by Mark Egan, Amit Seruvia Harvard Law School
Monday, January 28, 2019

Arbitration is a private mechanism for resolving disputes outside of the court system. In arbitration the contracting parties present their case to a private arbitrator who then issues a legally-binding resolution to the dispute. When consumers purchase a product or service, the purchase often contains a pre-dispute arbitration provision, which legally mandates that the consumer must resolve any related dispute using arbitration.