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Thomas Michael Mertens

Thomas Michael Mertens

Joined Stern 2009

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 9-73
New York, NY 10012

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Thomas Michael Mertens joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Finance in September 2009.

Professor Mertens' main research interests include asset pricing, macroeconomics and computational finance. His most recent studies explore origins and consequences of excess volatility in stock markets and analyze the effects of stabilization policy.

Professor Mertens earned his diploma in Mathematics from Bonn University and his Ph.D. from the Economics Department at Harvard University.

Research Interests

  • Asset pricing
  • Macroeconomics
  • Computational finance

Academic Background

Diploma, Mathematics
Bonn University

Ph.D., Economics
Harvard University

Areas of Expertise


  • Federal Reserve Bank/Central bank
  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Policy
  • Volatility


  • Asset Management
  • Labor Market
  • Stock Market
  • Volatility Market