Erik Mayer

Position title: Assistant Professor, Department of Finance, Investment and Banking, UW-Madison


Website: Erik Mayer's website

Erik Mayer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance, Investment and Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests are financial institutions, household finance, labor and finance, and corporate finance.

Professor Mayer’s research on the financial system’s influence on economic mobility and inequality in the U.S. has been published in top journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Erik received his Ph.D. in Finance from Rice University’s Jones School of Business in 2018 and holds B.A.s in Mathematical Economic Analysis and Managerial Studies from Rice University.

Research areas: Discrimination, credit markets, labor markets, housing, inequality