John B. Donaldson

Columbia Business School
3022 Broadway, Uris Hall
New York, NY 10027
Tel: 212/854-4436

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Institutional Affiliation: Columbia University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

January 2019Average Crossing Time: An Alternative Characterization of Mean Aversion and Reversion
with Rajnish Mehra: w25519
January 2018Demographics and FDI: Lessons from China's One-Child Policy
with Christos Koulovatianos, Jian Li, Rajnish Mehra: w24256
July 2009Some Unpleasant General Equilibrium Implications of Executive Incentive Compensation Contracts
with Natalia Gershun, Marc P. Giannoni: w15165

Published: Donaldson, John B. & Gershun, Natalia & Giannoni, Marc P., 2013. "Some unpleasant general equilibrium implications of executive incentive compensation contracts," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 148(1), pages 31-63. citation courtesy of

July 2007Risk Based Explanations of the Equity Premium
with Rajnish Mehra: w13220

Published: “Risk Based Explanations of the Equity Premium” (with J.B Donaldson) Handbook of Investments: The Handbook of the Equity Risk Premium. ed. by Rajnish Mehra, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2008, pp 37- 100.

February 2005Junior is Rich: Bequests as Consumption
with George M. Constantinides, Rajnish Mehra: w11122

Published: George Constantinides & John Donaldson & Rajnish Mehra, 2007. "Junior is rich: bequests as consumption," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 32(1), pages 125-155, July. citation courtesy of

April 2002Junior Must Pay: Pricing the Implicit Put in Privatizing Social Security
with George M. Constantinides, Rajnish Mehra: w8906

Published: Constantinides, G. M., J. B. Donaldson and R. Mehra. "Junior Must Pay: Pricing The Implicit Put In Privatizing Social Security," Annals of Finance, 2005, v1(1,Jan), 1-34. citation courtesy of

June 1998Junior Can't Borrow: A New Perspective on the Equity Premium Puzzle
with George M. Constantinidies, Rajnish Mehra: w6617

Published: Constantinides, George M., John B. Donaldson and Rajnish Mehra. "Junior Can't Borrow: A New Perspective On The Equity Premium Puzzle," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2002, v107(1,Feb), 269-296. citation courtesy of

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