Jean Helwege holds the J. Henry Fellers Professorship of Business Administration at the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. Prior to joining the Finance Department in 2010, Professor Helwege held academic positions at Penn State, the University of Arizona and Ohio State University.
She also worked as an economist in the Federal Reserve System from 1988-1998.

She has written more than 20 scholarly articles, including publications in the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Financial Management and the Journal of Fixed Income. From 2005-2007, Professor Helwege served as Associate Editor of the Review of Financial Studies.

Jean Helwege participated in the EC 2013 at the plenary panel "World Economy : Perspectives and Challenges" (1st May).