Elizabeth A. Berger

Elizabeth A. Berger

  • Assistant Professor

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Interdisciplinary Theme

  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology

Faculty Expertise

  • Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management



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Professor Elizabeth Berger's research is in the area of empirical corporate finance with applications to entrepreneurship, financial institutions, labor economics, product market competition, and causal inference. An assistant professor of finance at the Johnson Graduate School of Management, she studies the effects of financial institutions on labor market outcomes, stock price efficiency, and product market competition. Professor Berger received her PhD in finance from the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University and her BA and BFA in economics and vocal performance from Tulane University. Prior to her doctoral studies, she held positions at Western Southern Life Insurance Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Citigroup Smith Barney in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Recent Courses

  • NBA 5390 - Cornell Lectures in Finance
  • NMI 5000 - Directed Reading and Research
  • NBAY 5300 - Entrepreneurial Finance
  • NBA 5305 - Entrepreneurial Finance
  • NBA 6560 - Valuation Principles

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business, 2016
  • MA Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business, 2016
  • BFA Tulane University, 2005
  • BA Tulane University, 2005