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MATTHEW SPIEGEL'S RESEARCH RANGES WIDELY with publications in the areas of market microstructure, asset pricing, real estate, corporate finance, and experimental economics. His theoretical work has helped to explain stock market volatility, what factors lead to market breakdowns and how mergers within an industry impact the new firm’s competitors over time. His empirical work has included the development of statistical methods that can estimate the impact of local characteristics on housing returns and for identifying when and if a particular mutual fund will generate above market returns. These articles have won the ANBAR Management Intelligence Citation of Excellence, the Michael Brennan Best Paper Award and the Ross Best Paper Award. In 2015 his overall body of work was recognized with Eastern Finance Association’s Distinguished Scholar Award.

Matthew Spiegel is currently the president for the Society for Financial Studies and its former vice president. He is also the Society's advisory chair for its annual Finance Cavalcade conference and the former executive editor of its journal the Review of Financial Studies. Professor Spiegel was formerly an associate professor, with tenure, at the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley. He is a former co-editor and founder of the Journal of Financial Markets, a former associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies, and a past member of the Nasdaq Economic Advisory Board.

Yale School of Management
Professor of Finance, Director of Graduate Studies

Matthew Spiegel''s research ranges widely with publications in the areas of market microstructure, asset pricing, real estate, corporate finance, and experimental economics. His theoretical work has helped to explain stock market volatility, what factors lead to market breakdowns and how mergers within an industry impact the new firm’s competitors over time. His empirical work has included the development of statistical methods that can estimate the impact of local characteristics on housing returns and for identifying when and if a particular mutual fund will generate above market returns. These articles have won the ANBAR Management Intelligence Citation of Excellence, the Michael Brennan Best Paper Award and the Ross Best Paper Award.  In 2015 his overall body of work was recognized with Eastern Finance Association’s Distinguished Scholar Award.

Matthew Spiegel is  the former president and prior to that vice president of  the Society for Financial Studies. He was the Society''s advisory chair for its annual Finance Cavalcade conference from 2011 to 2017 and is the advisory chair for the first Asia-Pacific Finance Cavalcade conference in 2017. He was the executive editor of the Review of Financial Studies from 2005 to 2011. Prior to joining Yale University Professor Spiegel held academic posts at the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley and before that Columbia University. He is a former co-editor and founder of the Journal of Financial Markets, a former associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies, and a past member of the Nasdaq Economic Advisory Board.

EDUCATION

  • PhD , Princeton University, 1987
  • BA , University of California, Berkeley, 1982

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Ross Best Paper award for "Patterns in Cross Market Liquidity" , 2009
  • President , Society for Financial Studies, 2014-Present
  • Vice President , Society for Financial Studies, 2011 to 2014
  • Michael Brennan Best Paper Award for the paper "Portfolio Performance Manipulation and Manipulation-proof Performance Measures," coauthored with William Goetzmann, Jonathan Ingersoll Jr., and Ivo Welch, 2008 , Review of Financial Studies, 2007
  • Keynote speaker , Caesarea Center Conference on Private Equity, 2008
  • Inaugural Challenge Article in Finance Research Letters: "Patterns in Cross Market Liquidity" , 2008
  • Keynote speaker , New York City Triple Crown Conference, 2007
  • Keynote speaker , European meeting of the Financial Management Association, 2003
  • Director , Western Finance Association, 2001
  • Post-Doctoral Honoree , Weimer School , 2000
  • Citation of Excellence , ANBAR Management Intelligence, 1998
  • Member , American Finance Association''s Nominations Committee, 1998
  • Schwabacher Fellowship , Haas Executive Committee, 1995 to 1996

SELECTED ARTICLES

  • Mutual fund risk and market share-adjusted fund flows M. Spiegel and H. Zhang Journal of Financial Economics 2013
  • Dynamic competition, valuation and merger activity M. Spiegel and H. E. Tookes Journal of Finance 2013
  • Reviewing less–Progressing more M. Spiegel Review of Financial Studies 2012
  • The Academic Analysis of the 2008 Financial Crisis: Round 1 M. Spiegel Review of financial studies 2011
  • Patterns in cross market liquidity M. Spiegel Finance Research Letters 2008

SELECTED WORKING PAPERS

  • Is the Risk of Sea Level Rise Capitalized in Residential Real Estate J. Murfin and M. Spiegel In-principle acceptance of RFS Climate Finance registered report, completion of the paper in progress. Better Bond Indices and Liquidity Gaming the Rest Adriana Z. Robertson, Matthew Spiegel 2017
  • Cross-sectional Variation in Stock Returns: Liquidity and Idiosyncratic Risk M. Spiegel and X. Wang 2005
  • Modeling and Measuring Russian Corporate Governance: The Case of Russion Preferred and Common Shares M. Spiegel, W. N. Goetzmann, and A. Ukhov 2003
  • Home Equity Insurance: A Pilot Project A. Caplin, W. Goetzmann, E. Hangen, B. Nalebuff, E. Prentice, J. Rodkin, M. Spiegel, and T. Skinner 2003

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