Rawley Heimer is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Boston College Carroll School of Management. He studies individuals' financial decisions in risky asset markets and conventional debt markets. Some of his research shows that social networks and low probability events are crucial in developing distorted beliefs, leading to trading mistakes and other costly financial errors. He also studies how the political and legal environment affects households' access to credit. This research has been published in leading finance journals, such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. Popular media outlets, such as the Wall Street Journal, Quartz, TheStreet, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, and NPR Morning Edition, and trade publications, such as Kiplinger's and RIIA, have also profiled Heimer's research. Prior to joining Boston College, Professor Heimer was a Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland where he prepared analysis of financial market conditions for the FOMC meetings.