Maria Chiara graduated with a PhD in Economics at Queen Mary University of London in 2011, with a thesis on institutional investors’ behaviour and herding. Since 2011, she has joined the University of Vienna, as assistant professor in the Department of Finance. She has previously studied and worked at the University of Brescia (Italy).
Maria Chiara is active in both teaching and research. She is currently teaching master courses in Empirical Finance and Behavioural Finance at the University of Vienna.
Her main research interests lie in these two fields of empirical and behavioural finance, with a particular focus on investors’ nominal price preferences, market reactions to corporate events, such as M&A and stock splits, and, more recently, banking systemic risk.