Cathy Niden

Financial Economist
Office of Litigation Economics

Education Summary

  • Ph.D. Finance, University of Chicago, 1988
  • M.B.A., Finance, University of Chicago, 1984
  • A.B., Business, University of Chicago, 1981

Fields of Interest

  • Information and Market Efficiency
  • Financial Reporting and Disclosure
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring
  • Financial Economist
    Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Managing Director
    Navigant Economics
  • Director
  • Senior Vice President, Vice President and Economist
    Lexecon (now CompassLexecon)
  • Associate Chief Economist and Visiting Academic Fellow
    Office of Economic Analysis
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 1996-1998
  • Assistant Professor
    Department of Finance and Business Economics
    University of Notre Dame
  • Assistant Professor and Lecturer
    Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Malkiewicz, Michal M., Cathy M. Niden and Mohan Rao, 2017, Economic Analysis in Securities Class Certifications, in Litigation Services Handbook, The Role of the Financial Expert, Sixth Edition, ed. Elizabeth Evans, Roman L. Weill and Daniel Lentz (Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons).
  • Abrantes-Metz, Rosa and Cathy M. Niden, 2008, The Information Content of Credit Default Swap Prices, The Andrews Derivatives Litigation Reporter.
  • Niden, Cathy, 2007, Economic Analysis in ERISA Class Actions Involving Employee Investmenst in Company Stock, Benefits & Compensatino Digest, Web-Exclusive Edition.
  • Campbell, Cynthia J., Stuart Gillan and Cathy M. Niden, Spring 1998, Current Perspectives on Shareholder Proposals: Lessons from the 1997 Proxy Season, Financial Management (Spring: 89-98).
  • Conrad, Jennifer, Allaudeen Hameed and Cathy M. Niden, 1994, Volume and Autocovariances in Short-Horizon Individual Security Returns, Journal of Finance (September: 1305-1329).
  • Niden, Cathy M., 1993, An Empirical Analysis of White Knight Corporate Takeovers: Synergy and Overbidding, Financial Management (Winter: 28-45).
  • Conrad, Jennifer and Cathy M. Niden, 1992, Order Flow, Trading Costs and Corporate Acquisition Announcements, Financial Management (Winter: 22-31).

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