Jordan Nickerson


Jordan Nickerson


Jordan Nickerson is a Visiting Professor in Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Nickerson is a native Texan, earning both his BS in mathematics and PhD in finance from the University of Texas in Austin. Following his graduation in 2014, he held a position at Boston College as an Assistant Professor of Finance. Nickerson's research is a mix of both theoretical and empirical and covers a wide range of topics, including research in structured finance products, credit ratings, corporate finance, and household finance. His research generally makes use of unique settings, such as public school teachers, to study the behavior of households and firms. His research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.


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