Roxana Mihet


I am a Tenure-Track Professor of Finance at HEC Lausanne. I am also a Faculty Member of the Swiss Finance Institute.

My research is at the intersection of macroeconomics, finance, and information economics. I study what information investors, firms, and consumers choose to acquire and the implications of their decisions for inequality, growth and innovation, and competition dynamics. I use a blend of theoretical, structural and empirical techniques to examine these topics.

Prior to HEC Lausanne, I completed a Ph.D. in Business Economics at NYU, Stern School of Business, an M.Phil. in Economics at the University of Oxford, and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics at the University of Chicago. I also worked, over the years, in the Research Departments of the IMF, BIS, EBRD and Norges Bank on macro-finance and financial stability issues.

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Phone: +41 21 692 36 74

Latest News

  • 01/13/2022 - Delighted to present my paper "The Value of Data" at the 15th Digital Economics Conference in Toulouse. More details to follow soon.

  • 12/13/2021 - Excited to present my research in the ESSEC Finance Seminar in Paris. More details here.

  • 11/23/2021 - I have contributed for the first time in a crowd paper on non-standard errors in science. To study them, I was part of one of the 164 teams that tested six hypotheses on the same sample. The results are presented at The Microstructure Exchange and you can find the crowd-paper here.

  • 10/20/2021 - How should we design data privacy in the digital age? How do we build rules for personal data to be used productively? And how do we prevent data being hoarded by just a few companies – or being misused to manipulate or spy on individual behaviour? If you are curious, listen to this expert panel I participated in at the DC FinTech Week.

  • 09/23/2021 - Tune in to the NBER Economics of AI conference. Find the program here and my discussion here.

  • 06/08/2021 - Honoured to be introduced to the SFI community and to present my research in the SFI Finance Research Days. More details here.

  • 05/21/2021 - Very grateful to present my research in the CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series. More details here.

  • 05/20/2021 - Tune in to the 3rd Future of Financial Conference. I will be chairing an amazing session on apps in finance. Registration here!

  • 03/26/2021 - Honored to receive the 2021 NYU-wide Outstanding Dissertation Award for the Inequality Section. More details here.

  • 02/04/2021 - I was interviewed by the IMF on the topic of financial innovation and rising inequality. Listen to the podcast here.

  • 01/29/2021 - Excited to present my research in the Macro Seminar Series at University College Dublin. More details here.

  • 01/05/2021 - Presented my paper "Financial Technology and the Inequality Gap" at AFA/ASSA. Discussion by Diego Garcia (Boulder). Link here.

  • 11/10/2020 - My paper "Financial Technology and the Inequality Gap" won the ECB Young Economists Competition. More details here.

  • 09/25/2020 - Really enjoyed the NBER Economics of AI conference. I discussed a paper on AI-driven tax policies. See the discussion here.

  • 08/25/2020 - Excited to presented my research at the EEA Congress. More details here.

  • 06/23/2020 - Presented a paper at the WFA. Grateful for a very constructive discussion by Yao Zeng (Wharton).

  • 06/22/2020 - Honoured to win the Cubist Award for Outstanding Research at the WFA. The announcement is here.