Marina Niessner

Assistant Professor of Finance

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 occurring uniformly across days. 

Education

  • PhD, University of Chicago, 2013
  • MA, University of Chicago, 2009
  • BA, University of Chicago, 2005

Publications

Selected Working Papers

T. J. Moskowitz, M. Niessner, and L.H. Pedersen
2013

Achievements

Top Finance Graduate Award
2013