Michael Weber’s research interests include asset pricing, macroeconomics, international finance, and household finance. His work on downside risk in currency markets and other asset classes earned the 2013 AQR Insight Award and is forthcoming in the Journal of Financial Economics. His dissertation, “Nominal Rigidities and Asset Pricing,” received multiple honors, including the Top Finance Graduate Award 2014, the Western Finance Association Cubist Systematic Strategies PhD Candidate Award for Outstanding Research, the 2014 European Finance Association Best Doctoral Student Conference Paper Prize, and the Best PhD Student Paper Award, Financial Management Association European Conference 2014.
Weber earned a PhD and an MS in finance from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked in the debt advisory division of Rothschild, the Corporate Finance (Mergers and Acquisitions) advisory at KPMG, and the finance division of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). Weber also holds a diplom in business economics (with distinction) from the University of Mannheim.
Weber continues as a visiting researcher at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, where he studies the determinants of price stickiness at the firm level.
Weber joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2014.