Professor Niessner is currently visiting faculty at the Yale School of Management and a consultant at AQR Capital Management. She was a Vice President on AQR’s Global Stock Selection Team from 2018-2020 and an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Yale School of Management prior to that.
Dr. Niessner’s main academic research interests are behavioral finance, financial social networks, and online media. In her recent work, she applies methods from linguistic psychology to identify fake news on knowledge sharing platforms, and to examine their impact on financial markets. Her 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. Dr. Niessner holds a BA in Economics and Statistics and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.
- PhD, University of Chicago, 2013
- MA, University of Chicago, 2009
- BA, University of Chicago, 2005
- ESG Investing MGT 929
- Top Finance Graduate Award, 2013