Professor Michaely's research interests are in the area of corporate finance, capital markets and valuation. His current research focuses on conflict of interest in the capital markets, corporation payout policy, and the pricing and optimal trading mechanisms of IPOs.
Michaely has published numerous works (several of which received best-paper awards) in refereed journals such as the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Business, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. His research has been also frequently featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, Investor's Business Daily, The San Francisco Chronicle, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Barrons, Money, Reuters, Worth, and others.
A 1999-2000 Whitcomb Fellow who received the Johnson Award for Exceptional Research for 2001-2002, Michaely's research has received several awards and honors. Recent awards include the 2000 Journal of Finance Smith Breeden Prize for distinguish paper, the 2000 Western Finance Association Award for the best paper on capital formation, the Review of Financial Studies 1999 Barclays Global Investors/Michael Brennan Runner-up Award, the 1999 Western Finance Association Award for the best paper, 1996 Quantitative Alliance Group Prize for best paper, and the 1996 Western Finance Association Award for best paper on investments.
Michaely was appointed to a director of the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) in January 1998. He currently also serves as an associate editor for the Review of Financial Studies.