MATTHEW RINGGENBERG portrait
  • Associate Professor, Finance Department

Research Summary

Financial markets are used around the world to allocate capital to productive uses. As a result, financial markets have a significant impact on economic activity and the well-being of individuals. My research focuses on the role of institutional investors in financial markets. Specifically, my research examines how the actions of short-sellers, hedge funds, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds interact with various frictions to affect real economic activity and the formation of asset prices.

Education

  • PhD, Finance, University of North Carolina
  • MS, Economics, University of North Carolina
  • BBA, Finance and Economics, University of Wisconsin

Biography

 

Professor Ringgenberg is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Utah. Prior to joining the University of Utah, he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on the role of institutional investors in financial markets. Specifically, he has examined how the actions of short-sellers, hedge funds, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds interact with various frictions to affect real economic activity and the formation of asset prices. His research has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies and has been cited in The New York Times, Bloomberg, and The New Yorker. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Management Science and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Prior to his academic career, Professor Ringgenberg worked as a consultant for Charles River Associates in Chicago. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 2003, a M.S. in Economics from the University of North Carolina in 2009, and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of North Carolina in 2011.