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Thomas A. Rietz

Thomas A. Rietz

Finance

Professor and Faculty Director, MBA Finance Career Academy
Soumyo Sarkar Professor

  319-335-0856
  S244  Pappajohn Business Building
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • PhD in Economics, The University of Iowa, 1988
  • BA in Economics, University of Northern Iowa, 1983

Expertise

  • Behavioral Finance
  • Experimental Economics and Finance
  • Experimental Markets and Game Theory

Awards

  • Best Paper Award, Experimental Economics, Accounting and Society: A Conference in Memory of John Dickhaut, Chapman University, January, 2012. , January 2012
  • Best Paper by a Young Researcher Awarrd, Experimental Economics, Accounting and Society: A Conference in Memory of John Dickhaut, Chapman University, January, 2012. , January 2012
  • Undergraduate Leadership Council Student's Choice Award for Faculty Excellence Nominee, 2007
  • Delta Sigma Pi, Faculty member of the Month Award, November, 2006
  • Collegiate Teaching Award, University of Iowa, 1998
  • State of Iowa House of Representatives Certificate of Recognition, State of Iowa House of Representatives, 1998
  • Old Gold Summer Fellowship, Univeristy of Iowa, 1997
  • J.L. Kellogg Research Professorship, Northwestern University, 1992
  • J.L. Kellogg Research Professorship, Northwestern University, 1991
  • J.L. Kellogg Research Professorship, Northwestern University, 1990

Selected Publications

Working Papers

Conference Proceedings

Sponsored Research

  • Heterogeneity, Financial Literacy and Asset Allocation: A Study using Experimental and Field Data, Thomas A. Rietz, Robert McDonald, David Richardson, Tai Kam. TIAA-CREF Institute
  • Firm Reputation Formation and Redemption: Theory and Experiment, Thomas A. Rietz, Thomas H. Noe, Michael J. Rebello. The Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
  • Star Rankings and Optimal Asset Allocation: An Experimental Study, Thomas A. Rietz, Robert L. McDonald. TIAA-CREF Research Institute
  • Active Learning in Undergraduate Education Using the Iowa Electronic Markets (IEM), Thomas A. Rietz, Joyce E. Berg, Thomas S. Gruca, Robert Forsythe. National Science Foundation
  • Enhancing Economic Literacy Through the Iowa Electronic Market, Thomas A. Rietz, Joyce E. Berg, Thomas S. Gruca, Robert Forsythe. U.S. Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education

Other Work

Current & Prior Positions

  • Professor of Finance, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, July 2011 - Present
  • Research Affiliate , Economic Science Institute, Chapman University, August 2010 - Present
  • Fellow, TIAA-CREF Research Institute, October 2007 - Present
  • Associate Professor of Finance, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, August 1996 - June 2011
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance, Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 1993 - June 1996
  • Assistant Professor of Finance, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, September 1988 - May 1994

Review and Editorial Work

  • Referee, American Economic Review
  • Referee, American Journal of Political Science
  • Referee, Economic and Social Research Council, United Kingdom
  • Referee, Economic Letters
  • Referee, Electronic Markets
  • Referee, Experimental Economics
  • Referee, Games and Economic Behavior
  • Referee, Interfaces
  • Referee, Journal of Politics
  • Referee, Management Science
  • Referee, New Journal of Physics
  • Referee, Social Choice and Welfare
  • Referee, Southern Economic Journal
  • Referee, The American Journal of Political Science
  • Referee, The Journal of Finance
  • Referee, The Journal of Money Credit and Banking
  • Referee, The National Science Foundataion
  • Referee, The Quarterly Journal of Economics
  • Referee, The Review of Economic Design
  • Referee, The Review of Financial Studies
  • Referee, The Services Industry Journal
  • Referee, The Social Sciences and Reserach Council of Canada

Professional Affiliations

  • Other, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Special Issue Guest Editor, August 2011 - current
  • Other, Program Committee: Experimental Economics, Accounting and Society: A Conference in Memory of John Dickhaut, January 2012 - January 2012
  • Review Panels, National Science Foundation, 2005 - 2005
  • Review Panels, Vice President for Research and External Relations Funding Program Social Sciences Review Panel, 2002 - 2002

Presentations

Committees and Professional Service

  • Tippie College of Business Research Committee, 2014-current
  • MBA Finance Academy, 2013-current
  • Tippie MBA Core Committee, 2013-current
  • Tippie College Behavioral Research Steering Committee, 2012-current
  • Internal Review Board (IRB) Advisory Group, 2009-current
  • Iowa Electronic Markets Steering Committee, 2007-current
  • Provost Office’s Student Success Team, 2007-current
  • Montessori School of Iowa City; Board of Trustees, 2012-2015
  • Faculty Senate working group to advance the University of Iowa’s status as a top-tier public research university, 2015
  • Tippie College of Business Research Task Force, 2013-2014
  • Tippie MBA Experience Review Committee, 2013-2014
  • Tippie Sustainability Task Force, 2013-2014
  • Dual Career Network Advisory Board, 2012-2014
  • Library and Publications Committee, 2007-2013
  • Dean's Advicory Council, 2012-2013
  • Department of Finance Recruiting Committee, 2012-2013
  • Department of Finance Seminar Series Coordinator, 1999-2013
  • Finance Department Internal Evaluation Subcommittee, 2012
  • ITS-ICON Advisory Committee, 2006-2012
  • Research Support Manager Search Committee, 2012
  • Department of Finance Recruiting Committee, 2011-2012
  • Dean's Advicory Council, 2011-2012
  • 2012 Faculty Engagement Corps, 2012
  • Montessori School of Iowa City; Board of Trustees, 2008-2011
  • University of Iowa, Search Committee for the Associate Director of the Human Subjects Office, 2008
  • Collegiate Teaching Award Selection Committee, 2007
  • Education within the Major Subcommittee for Self-Study in advance of the North Central Association Higher Learning Commission Re-accreditation of the University of Iowa, 2007
  • Human Subjects IRB Committee IRB-2xm (Committee D), 1997-2007
  • Iowa Electronic Markets, 1993-2007
  • Iowa Electronic Markets Committee, 1993-2007
  • Education within the Major Subcommittee for Self-Study in advance of the North Central Association Higher Learning Commission Re-accreditation of the University of Iowa, 2006
  • ITS-ICON-Implementation Advisory Committee, 2005-2006
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Course Re-numbering, 2005
  • Publications Director Search Committee, 2005
  • Course Management System Selection Advisory Committee, 2004
  • Recruiting Committee, 2004
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Grading, 2002-2003
  • Elected Faculty Council, 2002-2003
  • Recruiting Committee, 2002-2003
  • Vice President’s Research Advisory Committee in Social Sciences, 2001-2003
  • Department of Finance PhD Admissions and Progress Committee, 1999-2001
  • nTITLE Presentations, 1997-1999
  • University of Iowa, Student Orientation Speaker, 1998
  • Elected Faculty Council, 1997-1998
  • Economic Science Association Executive Committee, Section Head for Finance, 1991-1998
  • Internship initiative between Career Development Office and Off-Campus MBA students, 1997
  • Elected Faculty Council, 1996-1997
  • Undergraduate Placement Committee, 1996-1997
  • Department of Finance Web Site Coordinator, 1995-1997
  • MBA Curriculum Review Committee, 1996
  • Project for Technology in Education for the University of Iowa School of Management, 1995
  • MBA Core Coordinating Committee, 1994

Additional Training

  • University of Iowa, Iowa Scholars of Learning (I-SCHOOL) Faculty Workshop, Workshop, University of Iowa, 2006