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Dr. Marina Niessner

I am currently a Judith C. and William G. Bollinger Visiting Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Prior to joining Wharton, I was a Vice President at AQR Capital Management, and prior to that an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Yale School of Management. 

My main research interests are FinTech, Cryptocurrencies, and Retail Investors.


In my recent work, I apply methods from linguistic psychology to identify fake news articles on knowledge sharing platforms, and to examine their impact on financial markets. My academic research has been published in the Journal of Finance and the Review of Financial Studies, among others, as well as featured in the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. I hold a BA in Economics and Statistics and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.

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