Laura Gonzalez

Laura Gonzalez

Professor, Finance (FIN)
Email: laura.gonzalezalana@csulb.edu
Campus Phone: 562.985.1560
Office: COB-420 (Hours)

Dr. Laura Gonzalez is an Full Professor of Finance with over 15 years of experience teaching finance courses at MS Finance Analytics, MBA, and undergraduate level. She is a certified Beach Mentor with extensive experience in University Honors, pre-doctoral McNair and Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. Since 2014, she has been ranked as Top Ten Percent Download author worldwide in the Social Sciences Research Network. Service to the profession includes the Editorial Board of International Review of Financial Analysis since 2021, Editorial Board Policy Committee of The Journal of Financial Research, Guest Editor for Finance Research Letters, and 2023-2024 President of the Southwestern Finance Association. Dr. Gonzalez has served in about 100 program committees for academic conferences in U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Middle East. She has also served in over 15 Best Paper Award committees for the Financial Management Association, Eastern Finance Association and Southwestern Finance Association. Dr. Gonzalez has over 25 publications, 14 in refereed academic journals including Journal of Financial Economics. Her research has been presented at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C., Federal Reserve of New York, Federal Reserve of Chicago, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Financial Management Association among other regional, national and international institutions and conferences in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Reviewer experience includes assisting Columbia Business Publishing and Harvard Business with cases, beside 11 academic journals including Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, The Financial Review, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. Finance practitioner experience includes expert witness consulting for Jones Day Law, 4 years as consultant for Prolider on Spanish multinationals, 3 years as import entrepreneur with partners in China, India and Canada, as well as 6 months as finance intern at the S. Illinois University Foundation - university where she earned two masters with full tuition waiver graduate assistantships. Electrical engineer experience includes a 2-year Research & Development collaboration with Telefonica SA, the leading communication operator in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking markets. Media experience includes over 300 collaborations with Univision, WalletHub, MSNBC, KABC, Thomson Reuters, Wall Street Journal, CNN, New York Times, Fortune CNN Money, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, International Business Times, TV Tokyo, IE Business News in India and CCTV in China. Dr. Gonzalez provides financial literacy workshops to CSULB students and community in collaboration with Student Affairs and student associations across campus. She serves as Academic Advisor in the CSULB Association of Women in Business and has policy experience following her service in Academic Senate and President's Equity and Change Commission. In the 2021-2022 academic year, Dr. Gonzalez received an Outstanding Levels of Service to Students Award.

Financial Institutions, Corporate Finance, International Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, FinTech, Behavioral Finance, Financial Literacy, Banking

Financial Institutions, Corporate, International, Behavioral and Entrepreneurial Finance, FinTech, Financial Literacy, Banking, Governance

  • Certificate, Yale University online, 2020
    Major/Concentration: Financial Markets
  • Certificate, Harvard University online, 2020
    Major/Concentration: FinTech
  • PhD, University of Florida, 2008
    Major/Concentration: Finance
  • Certificate, Harvard Case Discussion Leadership, Harvard Business, 2006
  • Master, S. Illinois University Carbondale, 2003
    Major/Concentration: French, English & Spanish
  • Master, S. Illinois University Carbondale, 2002
    Major/Concentration: Business Administration, Finance
  • Bachelor, Bilbao Superior School of Engineering, Spain, 1999
    Major/Concentration: Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor, J.C.Arriaga School of Music, Spain, 1996
    Major/Concentration: Music Education and Performance, Piano
    Academic
  • CSU Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, USA (2023 - Present) Professor
  • California State University, Long Beach (2016 - 2023) Associate Professor
  • New York University (2014 - 2014) Visiting Scholar
  • Fordham University, NYC (2008 - 2016) Assistant Professor
  • University of Florida (2007 - 2008) Instructor
  • University of Florida (2005 - 2006) Instructor
  • University of Florida (2003 - 2008) Research Assistant
  • S. Illinois University (2000 - 2002) Research Assistant
  • Bilbao Superior School of Engineering (1997 - 1999) Research Assistant
  • "Doing Well While Doing Good? Gender Effects in Pro-Social Peer to Peer Lending", Managerial Finance , Mar-2023
  • "Financial Literacy in For-Profit vs. Pro-Social Peer-to-Peer Lending", Managerial Finance , Jan-2023
  • "Spurring Inclusive Entrepreneurship and Student Development Post-C19: Synergies between Research and Business Plan Competitions", Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching & Learning, Dec-2021
  • "Blockchain, Herding and Trust in Peer-to-Peer Lending", Managerial Finance , May-2019
  • "Why European Banks are Undercapitalized and What Should be Done about it", Journal of Applied Corporate Finance , Feb-2018
  • "Competition against Common Sense Insights on Peer-to-Peer Lending as a Tool to Allay Financial Exclusion", International Journal of Bank Marketing, Aug-2015
  • "Bank Loans and Bubbles: How Informative are Press News?", Journal of Accounting and Finance, Sep-2014
  • "When Can a Photo Increase Credit? The Impact of Lender and Borrower Profiles in Online P2P Loans", Journal of Behavioral & Experimental Finance, Jun-2014
  • "Testing Fintech Inclusion around the World: the case of C-19 in P2P Lending", Southwestern Finance Association Annual Meeting , Houston, TX , Mar-2023
  • "Testing Fintech Inclusion around the World: the case of C-19 in P2P Lending", Southwestern Finance Association Annual Meeting , Houston, TX , Mar-2023
  • "Crypto Literacy in Peer-to-Peer Lending", Southwestern Finance Association Annual Meeting , Houston, TX , Mar-2023
  • "Blockchain in Pro-Social Peer-to-Peer Lending", Global Finance Conference , May-2021
  • "Pro-Social Community Investments Online: The case for Hispanic Peer-to-Peer Lending", National Conference of Undergraduate Research , May-2020
  • "Investing in Human Capital Online: For-Profit vs. Pro-Social Peer-to-Peer Lending", Western Decision Science Institute (WDSI) Meeting , Apr-2020
  • "Road to Perdition: Deepening insolvency or Costly Delays before filing Bankruptcy", Financial Management Association FMA (Annual Meeting) , Jun-2019
  • "Blockchain in Pro-Social Peer-to-Peer Lending", Infiniti International Finance Conference , Jun-2019
  • "Road to Perdition: Deepening insolvency or Costly Delays before filing Bankruptcy", Financial Management Association FMA (Annual Meeting) , Oct-2018
  • "Trust in Peer to Peer Lending", Global Finance Conference , Paris, France , Jul-2018
  • "Trust in Peer to Peer Lending", Infiniti International Finance Conference , Jun-2018
  • "Online Social Lending: The Effect of Cultural, Economic and Legal Frameworks", Financial Management Association FMA (Annual Meeting) , May-2017
  • "Online Social Lending: The Effect of Cultural, Economic and Legal Frameworks", Financial Management Association FMA (Annual Meeting) , Feb-2017
  • "President", Southwestern Finance Association, Dec-2023
  • "Guest editor, Redefining the Future", Finance Research Letters, Dec-2023
  • "Editorial Board, Policy Committee", Journal of Financial Research , Dec-2023
  • "Editorial Board", International Review of Financial Analysis , Dec-2023
  • "Presenter- 2 papers, Discussant, Session Chair", Conference on International Finance; Sustainable and Climate Finance and Growth, Jun-2023
  • "Board Member", Federation of Business Disciplines, Mar-2023
  • "Vice President-Program", Southwestern Finance Association, Mar-2023
  • "VP- Program, Presenter, Panelist, Discussant", Southwestern Finance Association, Mar-2023
  • "Presenter", International Trade and Finance Association, May-2022
  • " Reviewer", Southwestern Finance Association, Jan-2022
  • " Reviewer", Eastern Finance Association (Annual Meeting), Jan-2022
  • " Reviewer", Global Finance Conference , Jan-2022
  • "Reviewer", Financial Management Association European Conference, Jan-2022
  • "Reviewer", FMA Applied Finance Conference, Jan-2022
  • "Reviewer", FMA Asian Conference, Jan-2022
  • "Presenter and Discussant", World Finance Conference , Aug-2021
  • "Presenter and Discussant", Global Finance Conference, Apr-2021
  • "Presenter, Discussant, and Reviewer", Southwestern Finance Association, Mar-2021
  • "Expert Report and Deposition", Gerson Lehrman Group Consulting, Aug-2020
  • "Co-Author, Presenter", European Financial Management Association Conference, Jun-2019
  • "Presenter, Discussant and Reviewer", Financial Management Association European Conference, Jun-2019
  • "Presenter, Discussant, and Reviewer", Infiniti International Finance , Jun-2019
  • "Presenter, Discussant, and Reviewer", Global Finance Conference , Jul-2018
  • "Presenter, Discussant, and Reviewer", Infiniti International Finance , Jun-2018
  • "Presenter, Discussant, and Reviewer", Financial Management Association Annual US Conference, Jan-2018
  • "Reviewer", FMA Applied Finance Conference, Jan-2018
  • "Reviewer", Financial Management Association European Conference, Jan-2018
  • "Reviewer", FMA Asian Conference, Jan-2018
  • "Reviewer", Financial Management Association Annual US Conference, Sep-2017
  • "Reviewer", Financial Management Association European Conference, Jun-2017
  • "Presenter, Discussant, and Reviewer", FMA Asian Conference, May-2017
  • "Reviewer and Discussant", FMA Applied Finance Conference, Jan-2017
  • "Presenter, Discussant and Reviewer", FMA Latin American Conference, Jan-2017
  • "Reviewer", Infiniti International Finance , Jan-2017
  • "Reviewer", Financial Management Association European Conference, Jan-2016
  • "Reviewer", FMA Asian Conference, Jan-2016
  • "Panel Member for Prolider", Prolider training program BRAZIL, Jan-2015
  • "Peer to peer lending online lecture ", Henry Stewart Talks, London, UK, Corporate Financing series, Oct-2014
  • "A new millennium in Entrepreneurship World-wide", LID Publishing, Feb-2014
  • "Panel Member for Prolider", Prolider training program BRAZIL, Jan-2014
  • "Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets", Duke Corporate Education & LID Publishing,, Jan-2014
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