Ulrike Malmendier is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley (since 2006), a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Labor Studies and Corporate Finance (since 2004), and a Research Affiliate at the Center of Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in Labour Economics (since 2006). A native of Germany, she studied economics and law at the University of Bonn. She received her Ph.D. in Law (summa cum laude) from the University of Bonn in 2000 and her Ph.D. in Business Economics at Harvard University in 2002. From 2002 to 2006, she was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Stanford University. Over the last five years, she has been a Visiting Scholar at the Max-Planck Institute in Bonn, Visiting Fellow at Princeton University, Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley. Since 2005, she is Associate Editor of the Economic Journal and the Journal of Financial Intermediation.
Recently, she was named Distinguished Speaker at the European Financial Management meeting in Milan, Italy, Keynote Speaker at the ERIM Invitational Conference “Frontiers in Research in Management” in Rotterdam (NL), and Distinguished Speaker at the Mergers and Acquisitions conference in Exeter (UK). She was a selected speaker at the Review of Economic Studies European Tour 2002 and received the Prize of the President of the Italian Republic for her law Ph.D. thesis Societas publicanorum at the University of Bonn in 2001. She has received fellowships and grants from numerous institutions in the US and Europe.
Ulrike Malmendier’s work has been published, among other journals, in the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Finance. Her area of expertise comprises Corporate Finance, Behavioral Finance, Behavioral Economics, Economics of Organizations, and Law & Finance.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2005.