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Erik Mayer

Erik Mayer

Assistant Professor | Finance
5186 Grainger Hall

About Erik

Erik Mayer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance, Investment and Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Mayer also serves as a faculty affiliate at the Institute for Diversity Science. His research interests are financial institutions, household finance, labor and finance, and corporate finance.

Professor Mayer’s research on the financial system’s influence on economic mobility and inequality in the U.S. has been published in top journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Erik received his Ph.D. in Finance from Rice University’s Jones School of Business in 2018 and holds B.A.s in Mathematical Economic Analysis and Managerial Studies from Rice University.

Selected Accepted Journal Articles

Mayer, E. & Frame, S. & Huang, R. & Jiang, E. & Lee, Y. & Liu, W. & Sunderam, A. (2024). The Impact of Minority Representation at Mortgage Lenders Journal of Finance

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

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