Matthew Baron

Matthew Baron

  • Assistant Professor

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Faculty Area

Faculty Expertise

  • Corporate Finance
  • Banking
  • International Finance
  • Financial crises


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management


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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. His research is supported by grants from the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the Governor's Woods Foundation, and Cornell's Institute for Social Sciences. Matt received his PhD in economics from Princeton University and his BS in mathematics from Yale University.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Eiko and Sudi Mariappa Sesquicentennial Fellow (2019)
  • Clifford H. Whitcomb Faculty Fellow (2019)

Recent Courses

  • NBA 5980 - Behavioral Finance
  • NBA 5420 - Investment and Portfolio Management
  • NRE 5060 - PhD Seminar - Corporate Finance Theory

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Princeton University, 2015
  • MA Princeton University, 2012
  • BS Yale University, 2007