Matthew Baron

Matthew Baron

Assistant Professor and Eiko & Sudi Mariappa Sesquicentennial Fellow

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Faculty Area

Faculty Expertise

  • Corporate Finance
  • Banking
  • International Finance
  • Financial crises


Professor Matthew Baron, an assistant professor of finance at the Johnson Graduate School of Management, studies banking and financial crises. His recent research has focused on credit booms around the world and how they lead to stock crashes and banking crises. His research on high frequency trading has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, and various economics blogs. He was a visiting researcher at the New York Fed, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Matt received his PhD in economics from Princeton University and his BS in mathematics from Yale University.

Selected Publications

  • Baron, Matthew; Xiong, Wei. "Credit Expansion and Neglected Crash Risk" Quarterly Journal of Economics. 132.2 (2017): 713-764
  • Baron, Matthew; Brogaard, Jonathan; Hagströmer, Björn; Kirilenko, Andrei. "Risk and Return in High Frequency Trading" Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (forthcoming).

Awards and Honors

  • Eiko and Sudi Mariappa Sesquicentennial Fellow (2015)

Recent Courses

  • NBAT 5900 - Advanced Topics in Finance
  • NBA 5980 - Behavioral Finance
  • NBA 5420 - Investment and Portfolio Management

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D Princeton University, 2015
  • MA Princeton University, 2012
  • BS Yale University, 2007
Matthew Baron