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Marie-Eve Lachance, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Finance Department


Marie-Eve Lachance joined the Finance department at San Diego State University in 2005. After completing her doctoral studies at the Wharton School, she taught for a year at Cass Business School in London. She currently teaches insurance and portfolio management. Her main research interest is the application of finance theory to financial security problems. She is particularly interested in problems involving the management of investment risk in a retirement financing context. Prior to her doctoral studies, Marie-Eve worked for three years as a pension actuary. Among other things, her duties included the design of investment policies and the valuation of pension plans.

Interests: Investements  Finance (Personal)  Insurance 

  • Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania, Insurance and Rism Management, second major Finance.
  • Lachance, M. (2015). Night Trading: Lower Risk But Higher Returns?.
  • Lachance, M. (2014). Financial Literacy and Neighborhood Effects. Journal of Consumer Affairs (forthcoming), Vol. 48 (2), 251-273.
  • Lachance, M., Tang, N. (2012). Financial Advice and Trust. Financial Services Review, Vol. 21 (3), 209-226.
  • Lachance, M. (2012). Roth vs. Traditional Accounts in a Life-Cycle Model with Tax Risk. Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8514554&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S1474747212000054
  • Lachance, M. (2012). Optimal Onset and Exhaustion of Retirement Savings in a Life-Cycle Model. Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Vol. 11 (1), 21-52.
  • Tang, N., Lachance, M. (2012). Financial Advice: What about Low-Income Consumers?. Journal of Personal Finance, Vol. 11 (2), 121-158.
  • Lachance, M., Tang, N. (2012) Financial Advice and Trust. Center for Silver Security Conference, Singapore Management University

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