Lecturer in Economics
Rawley Z. Heimer is a PhD candidate in International Economics and Finance at Brandeis University with an anticipated matriculation date in the Spring of 2013. His research is primarily concerned with the behavior and performance of individual investors, drawing from a new, proprietary database extracted from a Facebook-like social network for retail traders. Much of his research suggests that social interaction can explain the over-trading puzzle whereby individual investors trade actively and under-perform the market. His most recent work explores how leverage constraints affect investor performance and behavior. His work has been presented at Yale University, Cass Business School, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 7th Annual Central Bank Workshop on the Microstructure of Financial Markets in Stavanger, Norway, the EFAs, and FMAs. He will be presenting his work at the American Financial Association Annual Meetings in San Diego, CA, 2013. Rawley is a graduate of the University of Rochester and an accomplished jazz/funk guitarist.
Brandeis University, M.S.
|ECON||83a||Statistics for Economic Analysis|
|ECON||194a||Econometrics Research Practicum|
|ECON||207f||Applied Microeconomics I|
|ECON||208f||Applied Microeconomics II|
|ECON/FIN||209f||Behavioral Finance and Economics|