Assistant Professor of Finance
Tyler Muir’s main research interests are at the intersection of asset pricing, financial intermediaries and financial crises. His recent work has focused on how the health of the financial sector affects variation in asset prices. Muir finds that an intermediary-based asset pricing model can help explain returns across assets previously considered anomalies. He has also examined the behavior of asset prices during financial crises using historical data over 150 years and 14 countries, and documented substantial declines in stock and bond prices, even relative to the declines in macroeconomic fundamentals.
Do investors misprice assets, revise their risk appetite or make some other misjudgment?
Traders see an implicit promise beyond specific asset purchases
Some investment vehicles are more reliant than others on the health of trading firms
Investors initially underreact to volatility, then overreact
The case for using rising market volatility as a signal to pare back on stocks — does higher risk always mean higher return?
Data back to 1870 show similarities in the worst banking system shocks — focusing on loose lending before a meltdown
Tyler Muir finds that neither war nor deep recession darkens investor sentiment like sudden turmoil in the financial system