Michael Weber joined Chicago Booth in 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Finance. His research interests include asset pricing, macroeconomics, international finance, and household finance. His work on downside risk in currency markets and other asset classes earned the 2013 AQR Insight Award and is forthcoming in the Journal of Financial Economics.
Weber is a visiting researcher at the Bureau of Labor Statistics where he studies how the inability of firms to adjust output prices to macroeconomics shocks affects their systematic risk.
His dissertation was awarded the Top Finance Graduate Award 2014, the Best Finance PhD Award in Honor of Prof. Greenbaum 2013 (Finalist), the WFA Cubist Systematic Strategies PhD Award for Outstanding Research, and the Best PhD Student Paper Award, FMA European Conference 2014.
Weber earned a Ph.D. and an M.S. both in Finance from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to his doctoral studies, he has worked in the debt advisory division of Rothschild, the Corporate Finance (M&A) advisory at KPMG, and the finance division of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). He also holds a Diplom in Business Economics (with distinction) from the University of Mannheim which earned him the SEW Eurodrive dissertation award.
Weber teaches Investments at Booth. Outside of academia, he enjoys playing soccer, running, skiing, and reading.
2014 - 2015 Course Schedule