PhD, University of Chicago, 2013
MA, University of Chicago, 2009
BA, University of Chicago, 2005
PROFESSOR NIESSNER’S AREAS OF RESEARCH are corporate finance, behavioral finance, and financial reporting. In her research on financial reporting she examines whether managers strategically disclose negative news for their own benefit. Exploiting the SEC requirement that managers must disclose certain material corporate event within five business days, she found they disclose negative events disproportionately on Fridays, before national holidays, and after the market closes—when investors are more distracted—despite these events occ events occurring uniformly across days.