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Abigail S. Hornstein

Associate Professor of Economics

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AB Bryn Mawr College
MPHIL New York University
PHD New York University

Abigail S. Hornstein

Studies of corporate finance, multinationals, business strategy and governance, and legal institutions, with a particular expertise in the Chinese financial markets, constitute Abigail Hornstein's research. Hornstein's publications include articles in journals such as the Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Corporate Finance, and China Economic Review. They also intersect with Hornstein's marketplace work experience as she spent five years working in Hong Kong financial institutions, including the HongKong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) as an economist and analyst before choosing an academic path. Hornstein’s career switch reflected a desire to understand the systemic causes and consequences of the Asian financial crisis given the unique characteristics of China’s economic development. Hornstein, who speaks Mandarin, organized the 2015 conference "Teaching Finance at Liberal Arts Colleges," has twice been a Mellon Foundation Summer Fellow and also a Ford Foundation/Aspen Institute fellow.

Hornstein's PhD and MPhil in Economics are from the Stern School of Business, New York University and her bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies is from Bryn Mawr. While an undergraduate, she also studied Chinese language and politics at Nanjing University in China and Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan.

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Courses

Fall 2017
ECON 300 - 01
Quantitative Methods in Econ

ECON 328 - 01
Investment Finance

Spring 2018
ECON 300 - 02
Quantitative Methods in Econ

ECON 327 - 01
Global Firm-Calderwood