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Areas of Expertise (3)

Household Finance

Behavioral Finance

Macro Finance


Peter Maxted is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Berkeley Haas. His research interests span finance, macroeconomics, and behavioral economics. Maxted received a PhD in economics from Harvard University, and a BA in economics from Swarthmore College.

Education (2)

Harvard University: PhD, Economics 2021

Swarthmore College: BA, Economics 2014

Honors & Awards (6)

David A. Wells Prize for Best Dissertation in Economics


China Star Tour


WFA PhD Candidate Award for Outstanding Research


NBER Fellowship in Behavioral Macroeconomics


NBER Fellowship in Retirement Research


Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching


Selected External Service & Affiliations (1)

  • Research Assistant: NBER and Harvard University, 2014 - 2016

Positions Held (1)

At Haas since 2021

2021 - present, Assistant Professor of Finance, Haas School of Business

Working Papers (3)

A Macro-Finance Model with Sentiment

Peter Maxted Revise & Resubmit at the Review of Economic Studies

Present Bias Amplifies the Household Balance-Sheet Channels of Macroeconomic Policy

David Laibson, Peter Maxted, Benjamin Moll

Present Bias in Consumption-Saving Models: A Tractable Continuous-Time Approach

Peter Maxted