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Soumyo Sarkar Professor of Finance

Contact

Positions

  • Professor of Finance

    Tippie College of Business

  • Department Executive Officer, Finance

    Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa

  • Board of Directors

    University of Iowa Strategic Initiatives Fund

  • Research Affiliate

    Economic Science Institute, Chapman University

  • Fellow

    TIAA-CREF Research Institute

Education

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

Areas of Interest

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

Professional Development

  • Training/Development Program (Leadership), Build Certification, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, January 2019.
  • Training/Development Program (Leadership), Save Zone Certified, University of Iowa, Iowa City, January 2019.

Selected Awards & Honors

  • 2017 Tippie MBA Finance Professor of the Year, Tippie MBAA, 2017
  • 2016 Tippie MBA Finance Professor of the Year, Tippie MBAA, 2016
  • Best Paper Award, Experimental Economics, Accounting and Society: A Conference in Memory of John Dickhaut, Chapman University, January, 2012., 2012
  • Best Paper by a Young Researcher Award, Experimental Economics, Accounting and Society: A Conference in Memory of John Dickhaut, Chapman University, January, 2012., 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

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • Noe, T., Rebello, M. & Rietz, T. A. (2021, January) Ownership Structure, Reputation Crises and Recovery: Theory and Experiment. Conference Presentation presented at American Finance Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Gruca, T. & Rietz, T. A. (2020, September) The (Re)Election of 2020: Current Events and Historical Perspectives from the Iowa Electronic Market. Panel presented at American Political Science Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, California.
  • Noe, T., Rebello, M. & Rietz, T. (2019, June) Ownership Structure, Reputation Crises and Recovery: Theory and Experiment. Conference Presentation presented at North American Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society, Seattle, Washington.
  • Kam, T., McDonald, R., Richardson, D. & Rietz, T. (2019, June) The Effect of Default Target Date Funds on Retirement Savings Allocations. Conference Presentation presented at TIAA Institute Fellows Conference, New York, New York.
  • Rietz, T. (2019, March) Finance for non-financial managers in health care. Invited Lecture presented at Leadership Development Program, Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Rietz, T. (2018, March) Valuing a New Product. Oral presented at Seminar, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • Rietz, T. A. (2016, November) Behavioral Finance. Lecture presented at Tippie MBA Finance Career Academy, Iowa City.
  • Kam, T., Graham, Q. R., McDonald, R., Richardson, D. P. & Rietz, T. A. (2016, June) Asset Allocation: Experiment and Field Data. Oral presented at 2016 TIAA-CREF Fellows Symposium, New York, New York.
  • Kam, T., McDonald, R. L., Richardson, D. P. & Rietz, T. A. (2016, April) Offering vs. Choice in Retirement Plans: A Cross Sectional Analysis of Investment Menus with Traditional and Life-Cycle Mutual Funds. Oral presented at University of Iowa Economics Department Alumni Conference, Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Kam, T., McDonald, R. L., Richardson, D. P. & Rietz, T. A. (2015, October) Offering vs. Choice in Retirement Plans: A Cross Sectional Analysis of Investment Menus with Traditional and Life-Cycle Mutual Funds. Oral presented at 2015 Fellows Symposium: Retirement Benefits for a 21st Cenury Workforce, New York, New York.

Selected Grants & Contracts

  • McDonald, Robert (Co-Principal), Richardson, David (Co-Principal), Kam, Tai (Co-Principal), Rietz, Thomas A (Co-Principal) Heterogeneity, Financial Literacy and Asset Allocation: A Study using Experimental and Field Data. Sponsored by TIAA-CREF Institute. Funded. September 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016.
  • Rietz, Thomas A (Co-Principal), Noe, Thomas H. (Co-Principal), Rebello, Michael J. (Co-Principal) Firm Reputation Formation and Redemption: Theory and Experiment. Sponsored by The Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation. Funded. September 1, 2009 - August 1, 2015.
  • Rietz, Thomas A (Co-Principal), McDonald, Robert L. Star Rankings and Optimal Asset Allocation: An Experimental Study. Sponsored by TIAA-CREF Research Institute. Funded. September 1, 2009 - August 1, 2012.
  • Rietz, Thomas A (Co-Principal), Berg, Joyce E (Co-Principal), Gruca, Thomas S (Co-Principal), Forsythe, Robert (Co-Principal) Active Learning in Undergraduate Education Using the Iowa Electronic Markets (IEM). Sponsored by National Science Foundation. Funded. January 1, 2000 - January 1, 2003.
  • Rietz, Thomas A (Co-Principal), Berg, Joyce E (Co-Principal), Gruca, Thomas S (Co-Principal), Forsythe, Robert (Co-Principal) Enhancing Economic Literacy Through the Iowa Electronic Market. Sponsored by U.S. Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education. January 1, 1997 - January 1, 2000.

Professional Service

  • Montessori School of Iowa City; Board of Trustees, Board Membership, Nonprofit, August 2017.
  • Montessori School of Iowa City; Board of Trustees, Board Membership, Nonprofit, June 2011 - August 2011.

Editorial & Review Activities

  • 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 Economic Behavior and Organization, Special Issue Guest Editor, Other.
  • Journal of Politics, Referee.