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James Vickery

James Vickery

Joined Stern 2007

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 9-67
New York, NY 10012



James Vickery joined New York University Stern School of Business as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance in September 2007.

Professor Vickery's research is centered primarily on the study of financial institutions, as well as financial decision-making by firms and individuals, with a focus on the management of risk. In his current research, he is studying the contract design of residential mortgages and the way that risks embedded in mortgage contracts are shared between households, lenders and financial market participants. Other recent work analyzes participation in an innovative rainfall insurance product offered to farmers in a semi-arid region of India.

Professor Vickery is on leave from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he is a Research Economist in the Banking Studies group.

Professor Vickery received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Research Interests

  • Financial institutions
  • Financial decision-making by firms and individuals
  • Management of risk

Academic Background

Ph.D., Economics, 2004
Massachusettes Institute of Technology

Areas of Expertise


  • Risk Management


  • Housing/Real Estate