Andrew Weiss graduated from Williams College and received his Ph.D. in Economics
(with distinction) from Stanford University. In 1989 he was elected a Fellow of the
Econometric Society. Dr. Weiss is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Boston University
and has held academic appointments at Columbia University and New York University. Dr.
Weiss was also a Research Economist in the Mathematics Center at Bell Laboratories. He
has lectured at numerous major universities in the United States and in foreign
countries, and he has also served as a consultant to the World Bank and the National
Research Council (NSF). 

Dr. Weiss’ research has covered a wide range of topics including credit markets,
development economics, economics of information and behavioral economic theory. He has
published numerous articles in leading economics journals including The American Economic
Review, Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Journal of
Development Economics. His paper Credit Rationing in Markets with Imperfect Information
(with Joseph Stiglitz) is the 12th most highly cited paper in economics. 

Dr. Weiss is ranked in the top 5% of all published economists, and in the top 2% when
ranked by number of citations to his papers. Some of his works are available at the
Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) website. Dr. Weiss has been the subject of featured
articles in Outstanding Investor Digest, Micropal, Forbes, The Motley Fool, and newspaper
articles in the U.S. and Europe. He has been guest speaker on CNBC, Bloomberg News, and
local news shows. 

Dr. Weiss began investing when he was an undergraduate at Williams College. Prior to 1991
he managed friends' and family accounts. Dr. Weiss founded Weiss Asset Management in
2002 and currently serves as President and Chief Investment Officer. 

Andrew serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Development Economics at Williams
College. He is a member of a Research Advisory Board at Massachusetts General Hospital
and has served on several advisory panels for the National Research Council of the
National Science Foundation. He was also invited to join the Council on Foreign
Relations. 

Papers

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A Model of Dysfunctional Urges and Addiction with an Application to Cigarette Smoking (with Jacob Glazer), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (2007)

We model economic decisions as stemming from urges. The magnitude of the urge is a...

 

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Foreign Portfolio Investment Improves Performance: Evidence from the Czech Republic (with Georgiy A. Nikitin), Topics in Economic Analysis & Policy (2007)

When foreigners became the major shareholders of publicly traded firms in the Czech Republic, those...

 

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Does Financial Liberalization Improve the Allocation of Investment? Micro Evidence from Developing Countries (with Arturo Galindo and Fabio Schiantarelli), Working Papers in Economics (2005)

Using firm level panel data from twelve developing countries we explore if financial liberalization improves...

 

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A Signaling Theory of Unemployment (with Ching-to Albert Ma), European Economic Review (1993)
 

Articles

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The Unbelief of a Value Investor, Laxey Newsletter (2004)
 

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Diversity Training for Your Dollars, Optimize Magazine (2002)
 

Working Papers

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Performance of Czech Companies by Ownership Structure (with Georgiy A. Nikitin), Boston University Institute for Economic Development Discussion Paper Series (1998)
 

Articles that mention Andrew

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The One Investor to Bet On (2004)

"The Motley Fool" interview with Bruce Greenwald.

 

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Buy Them While They're Cheap (1995)

"Forbes Magazine" article about Andrew's take on closed-end funds.