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Jonathan Reuter

Associate Professor




Dr. Jonathan Reuter is an associate professor of finance at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. He studies the behavior of individual investors and financial institutions, including mutual funds, investment banks, and the financial media. His ongoing research focuses on the behavior of retirement plan participants, the value of financial advice, and the strategic behavior of target-date retirement funds.

He received the 2013 TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security for research on retiree demand for life annuities and the 2020 ICPM Research Award for research on retirement plan participant behavior during the COVID-19 crisis. He received the Carroll School Coughlin Distinguished Teaching Award for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Prior to joining the faculty at Boston College, Professor Reuter spent five years as an assistant professor of finance at the University of Oregon, where he was named the Laura and Abbott Keller Distinguished Research Scholar and received both the Business Advisory Council Undergraduate Teaching Award (Winter 2007) and the James E. Reinmuth M.B.A. Teaching Excellence Award (2007-2008). 

After receiving his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002, Professor Reuter spent one year as a postdoctoral research fellow at the MIT Entrepreneurship Center. His research has been published in leading academic journals including the Journal of FinanceQuarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Financial Studies.