Brian Melzer is a finance professor at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. His research interests are household finance, real estate, financial intermediation, and financial regulation.

His recent research examines the costs and benefits of financial advice. He has also studied the impact of payday loans on household well-being, the default and investment behavior of heavily indebted homeowners, and the impact of interest rate regulations in auto lending. His articles have been published in leading economics and finance journals such as the American Economic ReviewJournal of Finance, and Quarterly Journal of Economics.

He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and undergraduate and master’s degrees in philosophy from Princeton University and the University of St Andrews. Prior to joining Tuck, he was an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and a finance professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Brain Melzer portrait