Professor of Finance, Brandeis International Business School
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Professor Scherbina is an associate professor at Brandeis International Business School. Prior to joining Brandeis University, she was an associate professor at UC Davis and an assistant professor at Harvard Business School. From 2017 to 2019 she worked as a senior economist at the White Houses' Council of Economic Advisers. She also worked at the Federal Reserve Board and the International Monetary Fund.

Professor Scherbina's research is concerned with investment management, behavioral finance, empirical asset pricing, and real estate.

Professor Scherbina teaches Investments, Advanced Corporate Finance, New Frontiers of Finance: From Cyber Risk to Animal Spirits, and Real Estate Finance.

Popular Articles and Opinion Editorials:

"Educate the Russian Public About How Their Sons Are Really Treated", AEIdeas, March 04, 2022

"Americans need to know the economic truth about cyber threats", Real Clear Markets, March 15, 2021

"US could save tens of thousands of lives and tens of billions of dollars with 3 weeks of strict COVID-19 measures", The Conversation, March 15, 2021

"The risk management approach to reopening the economy", AEIdeas, May 4, 2020

"Why Seemingly Irrelevant News Matters", Inside Sources, April 11, 2017

"Manhattan Real Estate: What's Next", Real Clear Markets, February 8, 2016

"How Retail Investors Can Beat the Pros Trading on Breaking News", The Conversation, February 23, 2015

"Big Data Offers New Insights into Financial Markets", Innovator, Fall, 2014

"Don't Let the News Lead You to a Loss", US News and World Report, October 9, 2014

"With Investing, Don't Fall In Love With Your Losers", Real Clear Markets, August 20, 2014

In the News:

Cybersecurity research:

"How bad are cyberattacks for the economy? This professor helped the White House assess the damage", Brandeis News & Media, February 20, 2020

"Staying one step ahead of cyberattacks", Brandeis News & Media, December 15, 2020

"The Cost of Malicious Cyber Activity to the U.S. Economy", White House, February 16, 2018

"International A.I. Night", Panelist, Venture Cafe, September 17, 2018

Asset pricing and other finance topics:

"Elon Musk and the fear of the activist investor", NPR, Planet Money Interview, July 31, 2022

"Financial professionals just as susceptible to behavioural biases as investors", The Globe and Mail, July 31, 2019

"A long way to go in manager diversity", Pensions & Investments, April 30, 2018

"The $12 Trillion Mutual Fund Men's Club Needs More Women", Bloomberg, January 30, 2018

"How glass ceiling discrimination decelerates the careers of female mutual fund managers", National Law Review, December 7, 2017

"Asset managers fail to promote women despite performance", Money Marketing, December 5, 2017

"Bias Found in Mutual-Fund Managers' Promotions", Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2017

"Marrone Bio of Davis launches financial probe; stock is hammered", Sacramento Bee, September 3, 2014

"Reasonable Expectations, Reasonable Prices", Barron's, October 8, 2012

Investment Weekly News, May 7, 2011

CFA Digest, February, 2009

Smart Money Magazine, November 13, 2001, December 1, 2001, April 14, 2003, May 1, 2003, October 12, 2004, November 1, 2004, May 5, 2009, July 15, 2009, September 30, 2009, June 9, 2010, September 22, 2011, April 6, 2012

Economic Review, January 2005

The NBER Digest, December 2000, April 2002, August 2004, June 2004, September 2004, June 2005

American Economist, April 1, 2003

Financial Times, January 9, 2002, November 8, 2002

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: The Region, June 2001

Real estate research:

"The dirt beneath your home is way more valuable than your home. It's time we tax the dirt.", The Week, February 12, 2016

"With skyscrapers, pride comes before the fall", Macro Business, September 12, 2014

Capital Public Radio, interview, July 18, 2012

Congressional Oversight Panel Report, December 2011

"Housing Market Has Persistent Case of the Blahs: Edward Glaeser",, June 7, 2011

"The Great Depression and NYC Home Prices", The New Republic, September 9, 2009

KVMR Radio, interview, May 5, 2009

COVID research:

"Covid-19 Economics -- An International Perspective", Panelist, Independent Scientific Advocacy Group, March 24, 2021

"Would the US Benefit from a Lockdown: A Cost-Benefit Analysis", interview, VoxEU, February 1, 2021

"Pa. shut down because of the coronavirus 90 days ago. What's ahead, and are we ready for the next pandemic?", Patriot News, June 18, 2020

"Restarting the Economy too Soon Could Damage it More", Futurity, April 15, 2020

"When should we reopen the economy?", BrandeisNOW, April 15, 2020

"The Economics of Lockdowns", Panelist, Cato Institute, April 9, 2020

"An diesem Tag konnte der Shutdown in Deutschland enden", Die Welt, April 9, 2020

"What cost the lockdown? They helped economies in 1918, study suggests", The Times, April 4, 2020

"Trump ignored White House economists' warning of devastating impact of pandemic months ago: report",$

"White House Economists Warned in 2019 a Pandemic Could Devastate America", The New York Times, March 31, 2020