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Indira Puri

Indira Puri

Joined Stern 2023

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

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Indira Puri joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Finance in July 2023.

Puri’s research helps us better understand how consumers and businesses make decisions. Her papers tease out the observable implications of economic and financial theories, testing these in data and writing new models where needed to better describe and understand behavior. Prior to joining Stern, Puri completed a PhD in Economics from MIT, an MS in Computer Science from Stanford, and a BAS in Mathematics and in Economics from Stanford University. She is a recipient of the AQR Top Finance Graduate Award, the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Research Interests

  • Decision-making
  • Economic and financial models
  • Observed behavior and underlying mechanisms

Academic Background

PhD, Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MS, Computer Science
Stanford University

BAS, Mathematics
Stanford University

BAS, Economics
Stanford University

Areas of Expertise


  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics


  • Consumer Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Microfinance
  • Personal Finance
  • Psychology of Investors


  • Product Design & Strategy