Andreas Weber

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 Development.

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 Mathematics.

In my spare time I enjoy sports (soccer, swimming), music (playing the accordion), and reading (philosophy, social psychology, thrillers).