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About Andrew M. Weiss

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.


Present Faculty Member, Boston University

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