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Rawley Heimer

Assistant Professor




Rawley Heimer is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Carroll School of Management in Boston College. Prior to joining Boston College, Rawley was a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. 

Rawley studies individuals' financial decisions in risky asset markets and conventional debt markets. Some of his research shows that social networks and low probability events are crucial in developing distorted beliefs, leading to trading mistakes and other costly financial errors. He also studies the effect of legal institutions on financial services to consumers. 

Rawley’s work has been published in the top finance and economics journals, including the Journal of FinanceJournal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. Several of his papers have received awards from leading academic conferences and journals, including a Dimensional Fund Advisors Distinguished Paper Award at the Journal of Finance. Rawley’s work has also been profiled in many popular national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Quartz, TheStreet, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, and NPR Morning Edition.