Niels J. Gormsen

Niels Joachim Gormsen is a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Finance and Asness Junior Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His main area of research is financial economics with a particular focus on the behavior of stock prices. He is the recipient of the AQR Top Finance Graduate award in 2018. His research has been published in top academic journals such as the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial economics, and it has been covered in a variety of media outlets such as Financial Times, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal. Gormsen earned a PhD in financial economics, an MSc in advanced economics and finance, and a BSc in international business all from Copenhagen Business School. Outside of academia, Gormsen enjoys sailing. In 2011, he won the Youth World Championship in the Olympic 49er dinghy.

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