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David A. Matsa

Alan E. Peterson Distinguished Professor of Finance; Professor of Finance

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Take 5: How Fear Influences Our Decisions

Our anxieties about the future can have surprising implications for our health, our family lives, and our careers.

Researchers: Chethana Achar, David A. Matsa, Derek D. Rucker, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Cynthia S. Wang, Gregory Carpenter and and coauthors

February 23, 2023


When Interest Rates Climb, Some Workers Are Left Behind

When the Fed moves to cool the economy, it can disproportionately hurt female, Black, and less-educated workers in slack labor markets.

Researchers: Nittai K. Bergman, David A. Matsa and Michael Weber

April 4, 2022


Companies Are Adding More Women to Their Boards. What’s Driving the Change?

“When your largest shareholders create a ruckus, you listen.”

Researchers: Todd A. Gormley, Vishal K. Gupta, David A. Matsa, Sandra Mortal and Lukai Yang

May 3, 2021


Take 5: The Psychology of Healthy Eating

Opting for a salad instead of a steak can be hard. Research from Kellogg can help.

Researchers: Alexander Chernev, Rima Touré-Tillery, Michal Maimaran, Yuval Salant, David A. Matsa and Nancy Qian

June 4, 2019


Bias in Organizations May Not Just Come from the Top

Leaders can face bias from their staff, too. A new study shows that male teachers are more likely to leave schools that are led by women.

Researchers: Aliza Husain, David A. Matsa and Amalia R. Miller

April 1, 2019


Which Voters Want to Expand Medicaid? Maybe Not the Ones You Think

4-year degree-holders tend to be big supporters—even though they are personally unlikely to benefit.

Researchers: David A. Matsa and Amalia R. Miller

January 7, 2019


Why Do Companies Turn Down Profitable Investments?

Limited organizational bandwidth can restrict managers’ options.

Researchers: Ravi Jagannathan, David A. Matsa, Iwan Meier and Veha Tarhan

Take 5: How to Motivate Employees

Research sheds light on which employee incentives work best.

Researchers: Rongzhu Ke, Jin Li, Michael Powell, Daniel Barron, George Georgiadis, Jeroen Swinkels, Todd A. Gormley, David A. Matsa, Julia D. Hur, Loran Nordgren and Erika Deserranno

July 5, 2017


How Risk Aversion Motivates Executives

Incentivizing leaders with too much stock promotes caution—and encourages underperformance.

Researchers: Todd A. Gormley and David A. Matsa

The Hidden Benefits of Unemployment Insurance

A pioneering study reveals that the benefits of unemployment insurance include reductions in mortgage defaults and improved access to credit.

Researchers: Joanne W. Hsu, David A. Matsa and Brian Melzer

August 4, 2014


Who Wants to Be First Mate On a Sinking Ship?

Companies in financial distress have trouble attracting the talent they need to right themselves

Researchers: Jennifer Brown and David A. Matsa

March 13, 2013


Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

Women lend women a helping hand to obtain top positions

Researchers: David A. Matsa and Amalia R. Miller

September 4, 2012


Is There a Female Leadership Style?

Data suggests the answer is “Yes”

Researchers: David A. Matsa and Amalia R. Miller

September 4, 2012


Missing in Aisle 5

When grocery stores borrow, consumer experience drops

Researchers: David A. Matsa

February 2, 2011

Finance & Accounting

Are Restaurants Really Supersizing America?

Restricting restaurant meals may not trim Americans’ expanding waistlines

Researchers: Michael Anderson and David A. Matsa

February 1, 2010


Does Malpractice Liability Keep the Doctor Away?

The impact of tort reform damage caps

Researchers: David A. Matsa

August 1, 2008