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Erik Mayer

Erik Mayer
Assistant Professor | Finance
Grainger Hall


Erik Mayer joined the Wisconsin School of Business in June 2023 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance, Investment and Banking.

Professor Mayer’s research interests are financial institutions, household finance, labor and finance, and corporate finance. His recent work studies financial institutions’ interactions with households, and their influence on economic mobility in the United States.

Professor Mayer earned B.A.s in Mathematical Economic Analysis and Managerial Studies from Rice University and his Ph.D. in Finance from Rice University’s Jones School of Business.


Selected Accepted Journal Articles

Huang, R. & Linck, J. & Mayer, E. & Parsons, C. (2024). Can Human Capital Explain Income-Based Disparities in Financial Services? Review of Financial Studies

Huang, R. & Mayer, E. & Miller, D. (2023). Gender Bias in Promotions: Evidence from Financial Institutions Review of Financial Studies

Mayer, E. (2023). Big Banks, Household Credit Access, and Intergenerational Economic Mobility Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

Selected Published Journal Articles

Butler, A. & Mayer, E. & Weston, J. (2023). Racial Disparities in the Auto Loan Market Review of Financial Studies

Mayer, E. (2021). Advertising, Investor Attention, and Stock Prices: Evidence from a Natural Experiment Financial Management