Matthew Ringgenberg

Matthew Ringgenberg is a professor of finance at the University of Utah. His research focuses on the role of institutional investors in financial markets. Specifically, he has examined how the actions of short-sellers, hedge funds, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds interact with various frictions to affect real economic activity and the formation of asset prices. His research has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies and has been cited in The New York Times, Bloomberg, and The New Yorker. He currently serves as an associate editor for Management Science and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Is Social Science Research Politically Biased?

In new research, Matthew C. Ringgenberg, Chong Shu, and Ingrid M. Werner ask if academic research exhibits political slants. They develop a new measure of the political slant of research and study how it varies by discipline, demographics, and the political party of the sitting United States president. Finally, they show that their measure is related to the researchers' personal political ideology, suggestive of an ideological echo chamber in social science research.

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