Olivier Wang

Assistant Professor of Finance, New York University at Stern School of Business, New York University (NYU)

Olivier Wang is an Assistant Professor of Finance at New York University, Stern School of Business, after receiving his BA in Mathematics and MA in Economics from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and his PhD in Economics from MIT in 2019. He conducts research in macroeconomics, banking, and international finance, with a particular interest in monetary policy. His recent research studies how the secular decline in interest rates, observed in the US and other advanced countries, affects the macroeconomy through interactions between commercial banks’ lending and deposit-taking activities; and how conventional and unconventional accommodative policies shape banks’ “zombie lending” incentives, analyzing the broader consequences for the economy. He has also studied the link between rising product market concentration and monetary policy transmission, the interplay between incomplete exchange rate pass-through to import and export prices and currency mismatch in private balance sheets in emerging markets, and the design of optimal bank resolution mechanisms to end the “too-big-to-fail” problem.