Marina Niessner

Marina Niessner, PhD

Judith C. and William G. Bollinger Visiting Associate Professor of Finance

Research Interests:Behavioral finance, empirical asset pricing, fintech

About Marina

Professor Niessner is currently a Judith C. and William G. Bollinger Visiting associate professor of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Prior to joining Wharton, she was a vice president at AQR Capital Management, and prior to that an assistant professor of finance at the Yale School of Management. Professor Niessner holds a BA in Economics and Statistics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Professor Niessner’s main academic research interests are fintech, cryptocurrencies, and retail investors. In her recent work, she applies methods from linguistic psychology to identify fake news articles on knowledge sharing platforms, and to examine their impact on financial markets. Her academic research has been published in the Journal of Finance and the Review of Financial Studies, among others, as well as featured in the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.

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