Malmendier Honored as Rising Star in Finance

Associate Professor Ulrike Malmendier received a Rising Star in Finance Award from Fordham University's Graduate School of Business Administration to recognize her participation in the school's 2012 Rising Stars Conference on May 9.

Malmendier was among four "stars" selected to present papers at the day-long conference, which brought finance scholars from around the country together in New York. The title of Malmendier's paper was "Learning from Inflation Experiences.”

Malmendier joined the Haas School’s Finance Group in 2010. She holds a joint appointment with the Department of Economics. Her research focuses on corporate behavioral science, especially on the biases of investors and the influence of those biases on their investment decisions. She also studies the role of overconfidence among top managers in U.S. companies when making decisions on investment, mergers and acquisitions, and capital structure.

Nobel Laureate Robert F. Engle of NYU delivered a keynote address at the conference on global systemic risk, noting that a financial crisis spurred by a collapse of the Eurozone "remains a high risk."

Fordham co-hosted the conference with NYU's Stern School of Business and Rensselaer's Lally School of Management.