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Nikolai Roussanov

Nikolai Roussanov, PhD

Moise Y. Safra Professor of Finance, The Wharton School

Research Interests:Interaction between asset pricing and macroeconomics

About Nikolai

Nikolai Roussanov is the Moise Y. Safra Professor of Finance at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on areas of interaction between asset pricing and macroeconomics, including equity and fixed income, currency, and commodity markets, as well as entrepreneurship and individual financial behavior. His articles have been published in the Journal of Finance, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, and Management Science, and won a number of prizes, including the 2015 AQR Insight Award. He currently serves on editorial boards of the Journal of Finance and Journal of Monetary Economics, as editor of the Review of Asset Pricing Studies, and president of the Macro Finance Society. At Wharton he has taught courses on behavioral finance and fixed income securities to undergraduate and MBA students, as well as empirical methods in finance aimed at students in the doctoral program.

Roussanov received an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Harvard College in 2001 and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago in 2008.


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