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Bernstein, Asaf

Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Professor Bernstein's research has looked at the effect of financial regulations and institutions, including the Federal Reserve, rating agencies, centralized clearing, and mortgage assistance programs as well as topics in household finance including the effects of housing lock, exposure to sea level rise, and mortgage design.


  • household finance, economic history, empirical corporate finance, empirical asset pricing, real estate


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courses taught

  • FNCE 3010 - Corporate Finance
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2024
    Covers the theory and practices governing the management of capital in a business firm. Examines the determinants of capital requirements, methods of obtaining capital, problems of internal financial management and methods of financial analysis.
  • FNCE 7020 - Financial Economics and Research
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
    Studies both theoretical models at the intersection of information economics and finance, as well as natural language processing techniques, focused on financial and accounting documents.
  • FNCE 7200 - Doctoral Seminar: Empirical Research Methods in Finance
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Develops an understanding of current empirical methods used to examine research issues related to corporatefinance and the capital markets.
  • MSBX 5605 - Real Estate Investment and Risk Management
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Examines strategies for mitigating the legal, property and portfolio risks associated with income properties. The course begins by examining risks created by leases. The course then analyzes the risks associated with a single property and examines how risk changes with portfolios containing multiple properties. Finally, the course examines how to optimally incorporate investment properties in mixed asset portfolios.


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