Ph.D., economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Summary of Experience
Professor Reuter specializes in examining the behavior of individual investors and financial institutions, including mutual fund families, investment banks, rating agencies, financial advisors, and the financial media. His work focuses on the value of financial advice, the strategic behavior of target-date retirement funds, and portfolio management outsourcing in the mutual fund industry. In addition to his academic experience, Professor Reuter has served as an expert in a mutual fund fee litigation, filing an expert report and testifying at deposition. He has also provided testimony to the US Department of Labor (DOL), which summarized his research on the behavior of brokers and broker-sold mutual funds.
Professor Reuter has published a number of articles on topics such as mutual fund performance, the effect of pension design on employer costs and employee retirement choices, and the effect of advertising on product reviews. This research has been published in leading academic journals, including The Journal of Finance and The Quarterly Journal of Economics; mentioned in media outlets such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal; and cited by the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and the DOL. Professor Reuter also serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a fellow at the TIAA Institute.
March 5, 2020