Yueran Ma is an assistant professor of finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Her main research interest is empirical studies at the intersection of finance and macroeconomics. Her work covers topics including low interest rates and financial markets, debt contracts and macroeconomic implications, non-financial firms and financial frictions, and expectations in finance and macroeconomics. Her research often draws on insights from behavioral economics, and applies new approaches such as simple randomized experiments. She has also worked on questions in real estate and urban economics. She received B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Applied Mathematics in 2014, and Ph.D. in Business Economics in 2018, from Harvard University.
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