My name is Andreas Weber. I studied at the London School of Economics (UK), the
University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), and the Singapore Management University
(Singapore), earning B.A. degrees in Business Administration and International
Affairs and M.A. degrees in Accounting & Finance and International Management.
My long standing passion for understanding markets, and financial markets in
particular, has been fuelling my desire to learn about them - my thesis projects ranged
from pricing commodity derivatives to uncovering the implied moral point of view
of market structures. After graduating from university, I worked for two years for
McKinsey & Company in Europe, focusing on Corporate Finance and Economic
Before coming to Stern, I participated in the Swiss Program for Beginning Doctoral
Students in Economics hosted by the Swiss National Bank. This experience has
convinced me beyond any doubt to pursue an academic career - it was like an
epiphany for me to see how rigorous mathematics applied to financial economic
thinking allows one 'to see the simplicity on the other side of complexity'.
My research interests are still broad, with a tentative focus on Macroeconomic Asset
Pricing and Corporate Finance/Valuation. I am thrilled about the opportunity to further
develop my research interests in Stern's highly supportive environment, collaborating
with a faculty of remarkable breadth and depth, including the option to reach out
beyond Stern to NYU's Department of Economics as well as the Courant Institute of
In my spare time I enjoy sports (soccer, swimming), music (playing the accordion),
and reading (philosophy, social psychology, thrillers).