I am an Assistant Professor of Finance in the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and research affiliate with the Purdue University Research Center in Economics.

My current research investigates how social interactions, civic engagement, and politics connect household finance, real estate, and urban economics. My work has been published in the Journal of Urban Economics, Management Science, and the Review of Financial Studies, presented at the AFA Annual Meeting, AREUEA Annual Conference, MFA Annual Meeting, NBER Summer Institute, UEA Annual Meeting, and SFS Cavalcade, and appeared in Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and The New York Times.

I teach financial management – a core class covering financial statement analysis, the time value of money, and the weighted average cost of capital – to undergraduates and household finance and real estate finance to PhD students.

W. Ben McCartney
Assistant Professor of Finance
Krannert School of Management, Purdue University
wmccartn (at) purdue (dot) edu