Andrea Eisfeldt

Professor of Finance at the Anderson School of Management, UCLA

Professor Andrea L. Eisfeldt is a Professor of Finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Eisfeldt received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2000, and a B.S. in Economics with Highest Honors from the University of Illinois in 1994. She has also worked as an Economic Consultant, most recently for Structured Portfolio Management, where she is Chief Economist.

Professor Eisfeldt's research is in macro finance, and, in particular, focuses on the connections between financial frictions and the real economy. Professor Eisfeldt uses a combination of theory and empirics to address questions such as the determinants and dynamics of market liquidity, and the effects of financial frictions on business cycles. Her research has revealed new facts about the economy, provided resolutions to empirical anomalies, both new and long-standing, and addressed current economic policy issues. Her papers have been recognized with the Smith-Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize in 2004, the Jensen Prize, Second Place in 2008, and the Amundi-Smith-Breeden First Paper Prize in 2013. Her research has been awarded grants from the National Science Foundation and the Banque de France. She is a founding board member of the Macro Finance Society.

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