Jennifer Itzkowitz joined the Seton Hall faculty after earning a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Florida. She was named the 2017 University Researcher of the Year and 2020 University Teacher of the Year. At Seton Hall, she teaches Introduction to Business Finance, Advanced Corporate Finance, Financial Strategy, and Behavioral Finance.
Her research examines contemporary problems in behavioral finance, corporate finance, banking, and gender-related issues in finance. Professor Itzkowitz's work has been published in the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Review of Finance, the Journal of Behavioral Finance, and The Research Handbook on International Banking and Governance. Her research has also been presented at conferences around the world. Additionally, her work has been written about and discussed in the popular press including the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, USA Today, NPR, and CNBC's Squawk Box. As a consultant, she presents behavioral finance theories to industry professionals and translates her research findings into implementable tools moving her ideas successfully from theory into practice.
- Ph.D., in Finance, University of Florida
- M.S., in Applied Mathematics, University of Florida
- B.A., in Mathematics, University of Florida
- “Start Small and Stay Small: Anchoring in App-Based Investing”, 2023, with Jesse Itzkowitz and Andrew Schwartz, Journal of Behavioral Finance, forthcoming.
- “A Classroom Experience to Introduce Behavioral Finance and the Endowment Effect”, 2020, with Jesse Itzkowitz, Advances in Financial Education, 69 – 77.
- "Alphabeticity Bias in 401(k) Investing", 2019, with Thomas Doellman, Jesse Itzkowitz, and Sabuhi Sardarli, Financial Review 54 (4), 643-677.
- "Borrowing Beyond Borders: Foreign Assets, Lender Choice, and Loan Pricing in the Syndicated Bank Loan Market.", Journal of Corporate Finance, February 2017
- "Name-Based Behavioral Biases: Are Expert Investors Immune?" with Jesse Itzkowitz, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Apr-Jun 2017.
- "An Unpleasant Small-stock Effect in Manufacturing: The Case of the Dependent Buyer," Managerial Finance, 42, (2017), 1017-1032.
- “ABCs of Trading: Behavioral Biases affect Stock Turnover and Value" with Jesse Itzkowitz and Scott Rothbort, 2016, Review of Finance, 20 (2), 663-692.
- "Buyers as Stakeholders: How Relationships Affect Suppliers' Financial Constraints.", 2015. Journal of Corporate Finance 31, 54 - 66.
- "Customers and Cash: How Relationships Affect Suppliers' Cash Holdings." Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 19. September 2012.
- "Corporate Borrower Nationality and Global Presence: Cross-Country Evidence on the Pricing of Syndicated Bank Loans.", in The Research Handbook on International Banking and Governance, with Joel Houston and Andy Naranjo, Edward Elgar Publishing, June 2012.
- “Best Paper” Semifinalist at the 2014 Financial Management Association Meeting for “Investor Sentiment and Asset Pricing” with Aron Gottesman, Gady Jacoby, and Yan Wang
- Winner of “Best in Track” Award at Academy of Finance 2014 Annual for “An Unpleasant Small-Stock Effect in Manufacturing: The Case of the Dependent Buyer” with Tony Loviscek
- Stillman Research Award – 2012, 2013
- Stillman Teaching Award – 2013, 2014
- Seton Hall University Teacher of the Year - 2020
- Seton Hall University Researcher of the Year - 2017