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Lecturer in Finance, ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading

Miriam is a Lecturer of Finance at the ICMA Centre since October 2012. Prior to joining the ICMA Centre, Miriam was a Fellow at Warwick Business School where she completed her PhD in Finance in 2013. She holds also a BSc and an MA in International Economics from the University of Tor Vergata (Rome), and an MSc in Economics and Finance from Warwick Business School.

Her research work is primarily in the areas of Empirical Finance, Credit Risk, Credit Derivatives, Financial Crisis, and Information Inefficiencies. Her more recent work is focused on studying the impact of institutional and legal countries’ features on the information efficiency of the credit default swap market. Miriam has presented her research work so far in over forty workshops and conferences in the UK and overseas.

Alongside her ICMA Centre academic role, Dr Miriam Marra is the organiser of the annual Henley Business School Women in Business event. She is passionate about the topic of encouraging diversity and women in leadership. Her future research agenda also features studies on the impact of top executive gender diversity on corporate decisions and performance.


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    Lecturer in Finance, University of Reading