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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 Finance Department.

Professor Mayer’s research focuses on financial institutions’ interactions with households and their influence on economic mobility in the United States. He also studies household finance, labor and finance, and corporate finance.

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. & 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

Mayer, E. & Butler, A. & Weston, J. (2019). Racial disparities in the auto loan market Review of Financial Studies

Selected Published Journal Articles

Mayer, E. (2020). Advertising, investor attention, and stock prices: Evidence from a natural experiment Financial Management