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Laura Veldkamp

Cowles Lunch Talk: Laura Veldkamp, Columbia University

Laura Veldkamp is the Leon G. Cooperman Professor of Finance & Economics at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business, with an economics Ph.D. from Stanford. She has been a board member and chair of the governance committee for the American Finance Association, an editor of the Journal of Economic Theory and a frequent keynote speaker at prestigious academic conferences in both finance and economics. Currently, Professor Veldkamp serves on the American Economic Association’s awards committee and co-chairs the program committee for the annual conference of the Society for Financial Studies. Her accomplishments have earned her recognition as a fellow of the Econometric Society, the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory, the Finance Theory Group, the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Centre for Economic and Policy Research. In the public sphere, she is an economic advisor for the New York Federal Reserve and the Bank of International Settlements.

Professor Veldkamp’s research examines how investors’ or firms’ use of data and AI affect consumers, the macroeconomy, markups, economic measurement and financial valuations. She is an author of two textbooks: Information Choice in Macroeconomics and Finance, and The Data Economy: Tools and Applications (forthcoming), both with Princeton University Press.

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