Professor Ravina's research interests include Behavioral Finance, Consumption and Credit Markets, Private Wealth Management, and Corporate Finance. Her current research examines the portfolios and financial decisions of high net worth U.S. households and their interactions with their wealth managers. Her prior work has examined investors' preferences and decision making; the consumption, borrowing decisions, credit card usage, and stock market investments of U.S. households; and the effect of appearance, persuasion and personal characteristics on the terms of financial transactions. Professor Ravina teaches Corporate Finance in the core MBA program. Prior to joining Columbia she was an assistant professor of finance at the NYU Stern School of Business, where she taught Advanced Corporate Finance.
Teaching and research interest
Risk Aversion and Wealth: Evidence from Person-to-Person Lending Portfolios Working paper (2013)
Love & Loans: The Effect of Beauty and Characteristics in Credit Markets (2012)
Adverse Selection and Credit Rationing in a Crisis Working paper (2011)
Habit Formation and Keeping Up with the Joneses: Evidence from Micro Data Working Paper (2007)
Procrastination and Credit Cards: A Time Inconsistency Story Working Paper (2003)