Matthew Baron

401J Sage Hall
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Phone: 607-255-8686

Professor Baron studies banking and financial crises. His recent research has focused on credit booms around the world and how they lead to stock crashes and banking crises. His research on high frequency trading has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, and various economics blogs. He was a visiting researcher at the New York Fed, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Matt received his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University and a B.S. in Mathematics from Yale University.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Click here to view my curriculum vitae (PDF document).


Working Papers

Current Projects

  • “The Fine Anatomy of Credit Booms and Crises: Individual bank-level evidence from 17 countries, 1870-2016” with Moritz Schularick and Kaspar Zimmermann
  • “Credit Market Sentiment and Business Cycles: Evidence from quantitative credit controls” with Isaac Green and Michael Sockin
  • “Biases in Narrative Accounts of Banking Crises” with Emil Verner and Wei Xiong



  • I currently teach NBA 5420: Investment and Portfolio Management and NBA 5980: Behavioral Finance. Click here to go to my teaching page.