Best Prof: Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh

Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh of NYU's Stern School is among the best 40 business school professors under the age of 40.

Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh of NYU’s Stern School is among the world’s best 40 business school professors under the age of 40.

Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh

Associate Professor of Finance


Age: 34

Institution: New York University Stern School of Business

Hometown: Ghent, Belgium

Marital Status: Married

Children: 2 boys (28 months, 5 months)

Education: Stanford University, PhD, Economics

Stanford University MSc, Financial Mathematics

Stanford University MA, Economics

University of Gent, BA, Economics

At Stern since: 2003

Courses: Asset Pricing Theory

Foundations of Finance

Before Stern: Teaching Assistant for Macroeconomics PhD courses at Stanford

Fun fact: “My son Paul is named after several famous economists (Samuelson, Volcker, Romer) and our favorite basketball player (Pierce), while my other son Henry is named after the man who discovered Manhattan and the man who commercialized the automobile (Hudson, and Ford), but not after an infamous Secretary of the Treasury.”

Professor Van Nieuwerburgh’s primary research areas include finance and macroeconomics. His current work focuses on general equilibrium asset pricing and the role of housing in the macro economy. This research studies investors who are constrained in borrowing by the value of their housing collateral. In more recent studies, Van Nieuwerburgh focuses on optimal portfolio choice in the presence of information processing constraints. This research explains the apparent lack of diversification in individual and institutional asset portfolios, both domestically, and internationally.

Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh is among “The World’s 40 Best B-School Profs Under the Age of 40

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