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Andrew Weiss is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Boston University. Weiss has lectured at numerous major universities and international organizations and is the author of over 45 articles published in professional journals. His academic research has included markets with imperfect information, macro-economics, development economics, and labor economics. He ranks in the top 5% of published economists by citations, and his co-authored paper “Credit Rationing in Markets with Imperfect Information” with Joseph Stiglitz was prominently featured in the Nobel Prize committee statement for Stiglitz’s 2001 Nobel Prize Award. After receiving his PhD from Stanford, Weiss began his career at Columbia University and as a Research Economist in the Mathematics Center at Bell Laboratories, concurrently. He was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society in 1989.

Weiss is the founder and CEO of Weiss Asset Management (“WAM”). He and WAM’s strategies have been featured in articles in Forbes, Time, and Outstanding Investor Digest, as well as newspaper articles in the U.S. and Europe.

Weiss serves on the Advisory Boards of the University of California Center for Effective Global Action, Last Mile Health, the University for Global Health Equity (Rwanda). He is a senior fellow at the Niskanen Center and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Weiss co-founded Child Relief International, a foundation dedicated to fighting poverty in less developed countries. The Weiss Family Fund supports research in development economics at ten leading universities.