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Matthew P. Richardson

Matthew  P. Richardson

Joined Stern 1995

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 9-59
New York, NY 10012

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Matthew Richardson is the Charles E. Simon Professor of Applied Economics in the Finance Department at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. Prior to being at NYU, Professor Richardson was an Assistant Professor of finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Professor Richardson has done research in many areas of finance, including both theoretical and empirical work. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics, among other places. He was an associate editor of the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Financial and Quantiative Analysis. He recently coedited two books on the financial crisis titled, Restoring Stability: How to Repair a Failed System (Wiley, 2009), and, Regulating Wall Street: The Dodd-Frank Act and the New Architecture of Global Finance (Wiley, November 2010), and is a co-author of, Guaranteed to Fail: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Debacle of Mortgage Finance (Princeton University Press, March 2011).

Professor Richardson completed both his bachelor and master degrees in economics concurrently at the University of California at Los Angeles. He received his doctor of philosophy in finance from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Research Interests

  • Fixed Income
  • Derivatives
  • Financial Econometrics

Courses Taught

  • Debt Markets and Instruments
  • Debt Markets and Instruments-Q

Academic Background

Ph.D., Finance, 1989

M.S., Economics, 1984

B.A., Economics, 1984

Related News & Research

Professors Matthew Richardson, Kim Schoenholtz and Lawrence White's joint research on the impact of the Dodd-Frank act and recent regulatory reforms is featured

Research by Professor Lawrence White and "Restoring Financial Stability," co-edited by Professors Viral Acharya and Matthew Richardson, with contributions from Professor White, is referenced

Professor Matthew Richardson is interviewed about the growing popularity of family offices among the wealthy

Dodd-Frank or the Choice Act? Take the best parts of both

The US is at a critical juncture for financial regulation

Professors Viral Acharya and Matthew Richardson's research on banking regulations is featured

Profs Alexander Ljungqvist and Matthew Richardson's research on private equity investments is cited

Executive-in-Residence John Biggs discusses his book, "Modernizing Insurance Regulation," co-edited by Prof. Matthew Richardson with a chapter written by Prof. Eric Dinallo

"Guaranteed to Fail" is named to American Banker's summer reading list for commercial bankers

In an op-ed, Prof. Matthew Richardson explains why federal mortgage subsidies exacerbate inequality

NYU Stern's Volatility Institute Hosts 5th Annual Conference on "Volatility of Credit Risk"

Prof. Matthew Richardson on the Volcker Rule and systemic risk

Europe’s Banks Need a TARP of Their Own

In an op-ed, NYU Stern faculty argue Europe's banks need a TARP of their own

The Euro Exit

NYU Stern Research Centers Co-host Housing-finance Reform Roundtable

An op-ed by Nobel Laureate & Prof. Robert Engle & Profs Viral Acharya & Matthew Richardson

Salomon Center Hosts Conference on Alternative Designs for a Modern Insurance Regulatory Structure

"Guaranteed to Fail" by NYU Stern Faculty is named a Top Business Book

Dr. José Manuel Campa on “The Challenges to the EUROpean Economy”

Areas of Expertise


  • Econometrics


  • Credit Rating Agencies
  • Credit/Debt Markets
  • Derivatives
  • Financial Regulation
  • IPOs
  • Private Equity Funds