Marina Niessner

Assistant Professor of Finance

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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 measure of investor disagreement and examine the extent to which different investment philosophies lead to more volatility in the stock market. Some of her other work documents that managers strategically time disclosures to benefit their insider trading, and examines the effects of product market advertising on financial markets. Dr. Niessner received her BA and PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.



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


  • Investor MGT 412
  • FinTech MGT 843


  • Top Finance Graduate Award, 2013