Dr. Kristle Cortés is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Banking and Finance in the Business School at the University of New South Wales. Her research interests include empirical corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, and the structure, optimization, and regulatory practices of the financial services industry. Dr. Cortés previously worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland where, in addition to her research, she took part in the Federal Open Market Committee process. Her work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics and The Review of Corporate Finance Studies. Dr. Cortés has a PhD in finance from Boston College and a BA with honours in economics and philosophy from Northwestern University.