Samuel is an assistant professor of finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He studies asset pricing and behavioral finance. His research has appeared in the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Quarterly Journal of Finance, and the Review of Asset Pricing Studies. He has received a number of prestigious awards including the 2016 AQR Insight Award, the 2017 Charles Brandes Prize, Best Paper in the Review of Asset Pricing Studies 2016, 2nd prize Fama-DFA award for best paper in asset pricing research in the Journal of Financial Economics 2015, the Hillcrest Behavioral Finance Award, the UBS Global Asset Management Award, the Michael J. Barclay young scholar award and he was a finalist for the 2014 AQR Insight award. His work has been covered by a variety of media outlets including CNBC, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg among others. Samuel holds a Ph.D. from Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in 2014, an M.B.A. from University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2007 and a BA in mathematics/economics (summa cum laude) with a double major in religion from Emory University in 2004.