PhD, University of Chicago, 2013
BA, University of Chicago, 2005
Professor Niessner’s main research interests are behavioral finance, financial social networks, and online media. In her recent work she uses opinions from a social network of investors, to develop a new measure of investor disagreement and examine the extent to which different investment philosophies lead to more volatility in the stock market. Her other work examines the effects of product market advertising on financial markets. Her research has been featured in the IR Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.