This is Maurizio (Maurice) Montone, an assistant professor of finance at Utrecht University. Within the school, I also hold positions as thesis coordinator for the finance master's programs, co-coordinator of the Finance Seminar Series, and a member of the Degree Program Committee. Outside of the organization, I am a Member of the Series Advisory Board for World Scientific Publishing.
My primary research area is asset pricing, both theoretical and empirical, with a focus on behavioral finance. The overarching theme of my research is how investor behavior affects financial markets and economic growth. To this end, I study the interplay of asset pricing with corporate finance and macroeconomics. My main topics of interest are sentiment and growth, market efficiency, politics and finance, and attitude towards risk.
My research network includes a number of leading academics from the EU, the UK, and the US. My papers have featured in well-reputed academic journals, working paper series (e.g., National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)), and conference programs (e.g., American Finance Association (AFA), American Economic Association (AEA), and Financial Management Association (FMA)). All my papers are available on SSRN, where I am currently among the top 10% of authors by all-time downloads.
As a holder of the University Teaching Qualification, I am also a certified teacher. Throughout the years, I have taught a variety of subjects in economics and finance both at the graduate and undergraduate level with good course evaluations. As part of my endeavors, I have covered multiple roles in course coordination and curriculum development. I also have extensive experience with thesis supervision.
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