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Dr Miriam Marra

Associate Professor of Finance, ICMA Centre

Co-Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Henley Business School

Miriam Marra

Specialisms

Location

ICMA Centre, Whiteknights Centre

Miriam Marra is an Associate Professor of Finance at the ICMA Centre and Co-Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Henley Business School, University of Reading.

Prior to joining the ICMA Centre and Henley, Miriam was a Fellow at Warwick Business School where she completed her PhD in Finance. She holds also an MSc in Economics and Finance from Warwick Business School, an M.Sc. in International Economics and Development from the University of Tor Vergata (Rome) and a B.Sc.in Economics from the same institution.

Her research interests are in the areas of empirical finance and span from corporate finance matters (corporate decisions and CEOs traits, gender diversity in C-suites and corporate boards) to asset pricing topics (credit and liquidity risk, financial markets information inefficiencies). Miriam has presented her research work in many workshops and conferences in the UK and overseas.

Miriam is the chief organiser and creator of the annual event "Women in Business" at Henley Business School and writes regularly about topics of diversity, inclusion, flexibility, and equality in the workplace.

Reference: Dionysopoulos, C. , Marra, M. and Urquhart, A. (2024) Central bank digital currencies: a critical review. International Review of Financial Analysis, 91. 103031. ISSN 1057-5219 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2023.103031
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Miriam Marra - Professor Andrew Urquhart
Reference: Hasan, I., Marra, M. , To, T. Y., Wu, E. and Zhang, G. (2023) COVID-19 pandemic and global corporate CDS spreads. Journal of Banking & Finance, 147. 106618. ISSN 0378-4266 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2022.106618
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Miriam Marra
Reference: Hasan, I., Marra, M. , Wu, E. and Zhang, G. (2023) Creditor-control rights and the nonsynchronicity of global CDS markets. The Review of Corporate Finance Studies. ISSN 2046-9136 doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/rcfs/cfad010
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Miriam Marra
Reference: Aguir, I., Boubakri, N., Marra, M. and Zhu, L. (2023) Gender diversity in leadership: empirical evidence on firm credit risk. Journal of Financial Stability, 69. 101185. ISSN 1572-3089 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfs.2023.101185
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Miriam Marra
Reference: Dufour, A. , Marra, M. , Sangiorgi, I. and Skinner, F. S. (2020) Explaining repo specialness. International Journal of Finance & Economics, 25 (2). pp. 172-196. ISSN 1099-1158 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.1746
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Alfonso Dufour - Dr Miriam Marra - Dr Ivan Sangiorgi Professor Frank S. Skinner
Reference: Gemmill, G. and Marra, M. (2019) Explaining CDS prices with Merton's model before and after the Lehman default. Journal of Banking and Finance, 106. pp. 93-109. ISSN 1872-6372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2019.05.013
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Miriam Marra Gordon Gemmill
Reference: Marra, M. , Yu, F. and Zhu, L. (2019) The impact of trade reporting and central clearing on CDS price informativeness. Journal of Financial Stability, 43. pp. 130-145. ISSN 1572-3089 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfs.2019.07.002
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Miriam Marra Dr Fan Yu- Dr Lu Zhu
Reference: Dufour, A. , Marra, M. and Sangiorgi, I. (2019) Determinants of intraday dynamics and collateral selection in centrally cleared and bilateral repos. Journal of Banking & Finance, 107. 105610. ISSN 0378-4266 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2019.105610
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Alfonso Dufour - Dr Miriam Marra - Dr Ivan Sangiorgi
Reference: Marra, M. and McCullagh, C. (2018) Feeling able to say it like it is: a case for using focus groups in programme evaluation with international cohorts. International Journal of Management Education, 16 (1). pp. 63-79. ISSN 1472-8117 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2017.12.006
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Miriam Marra Clare McCullagh
Reference: Marra, M. (2017) Explaining co-movements between equity and CDS bid-ask spreads. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 49 (3). pp. 811-853. ISSN 1573-7179 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11156-016-0609-6
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Miriam Marra
Reference: Marra, M. (2015) The impact of liquidity on senior credit index spreads during the subprime crisis. International Review of Financial Analysis, 37. pp. 148-167. ISSN 1057-5219 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2014.11.016
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Miriam Marra

Financial Securities and Markets

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Module code: ICM402

Financial Engineering

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Module code: IC302

Past Events

30 May 2019 University of Economics, Prague
17 May 2019 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
7 November 2018 ICMA Centre
21 June 2018 The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre Gate Village, DIFC Dubai, UAE

Study UK UAE Business Study Tour- Dubai

1 March 2018 British Council Dubai
1 November 2016 ICMA Centre, Whiteknights campus

Midwestern Finance Association Annual Meeting

2 March 2016 JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia

2015 Midwestern Finance Association Annual Meeting

2 March 2015 Chicago, Illinois, USA

2014 Financial Management Association Annual Meeting

14 October 2014 Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance: 10th Annual Central Bank Workshop on the Microstructure of Financial Markets

1 October 2014 Rome, Italy

2014 International Risk Management Conference: "The Safety of the Financial System: From Idiosyncratic to Systemic Risk"

23 June 2014 Warsaw, Poland

23rd European Financial Management Association Annual Meeting

25 June 2014 Rome, Italy

2014 Financial Management Association Applied Finance Conference (2014)

1 May 2014 New York, USA

2014 Financial Management Association Asian Conference

1 April 2014 Tokyo, Japan

50th Anniversary Eastern Finance Association (2014) Annual Meeting

1 April 2014 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Global Finance Conference

1 March 2014 Dubai, UAE
18 June 2016 ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6BA