Jonathan Reuter

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Jonathan Reuter

Associate Professor of Finance
Boston College

Jonathan Reuter is an associate professor of finance at the Carroll School of Management of Boston College, and also serves as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to joining Boston College, he spent five years as an assistant professor of finance at the University of Oregon, where he received both the Business Advisory Council Undergraduate Teaching Award and the James E. Reinmuth M.B.A. Teaching Excellence Award.

Reuter’s research examines the behavior of individual investors and financial institutions and has been published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Finance and Quarterly Journal of Economics, as well as cited in major media outlets, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.  He received a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002 and a B.A. in economics from Johns Hopkins University in 1995.

Professional Achievements

  • 2013 TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award, “How Do Retirees Value Life Annuities? Evidence from Public Employees” (with John Chalmers, The Review of Financial Studies, August 2012).
  • Laura and Abbott Keller Distinguished Research Scholar, University of Oregon.

Publications

April 2017
Many retirement plan participants lack the financial knowledge needed to manage their portfolios on their own, underscoring the importance of advice.