Faculty

As a mid- to high-level business executive, you want direct access to market experts and specialists, and this dual-degree program gives you that opportunity. You will be working with some of the finest minds in finance and asset management.


Distinguished Faculty at the Tepper School of Business

Robert M. Dammon,
Professor of Financial Economics; Associate Dean, Education
Current research involves a study of estate planning strategies and tax-deferred investing strategies.

Burton Hollifield,
Professor of Financial Economics
Research interests include asymmetric information in financial markets, insider trading, limit order markets, portfolio theory, asset pricing.

Marvin Goodfriend,
Professor of Economics; Chairman, The Gailliot Center for Public Policy
Chairman, The Gailliot Center for Public Policy Research interests include the macroeconomic fluctuations, monetary theory and policy, banking and financial markets, economic development.

Alan H. Meltzer,
The Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy
Research interests include the history of U.S. monetary policy, size of government, macroeconomics, international financial reform. Founder and chairman of the Shadow Open Market Committee. Has served as a consultant on economic policy for the Congress, U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve, the World Bank and the U.S. and foreign governments. Chairman, International Financial Institution Advisory Commission, U.S. Congress, 1999 –2000.

Duane J. Seppi,
The BNY Mellon Professor of Finance, Head, M.S. in Computational Finance Program; Professor of Financial Economics
Research interests include market microstructure, energy and commodity derivative valuation, financial engineering, game theory.

Chester S. Spatt,
Pamela R. and Kenneth B. Dunn Professor of Finance; Director, Center for Financial Markets
Research interests include taxation and asset allocation with an emphasis on tax-deferred investing, estate planning and how taxation of capital gains and losses impacts investor realization behavior and asset pricing; economics of securities and financial market regulation; pricing and hedging of fixed income securities with an emphasis on mortgage contracting and valuation; equilibrium models of forward curves for commodities; market microstructure including the effect of information and strategic behavior on market processes, the interaction between the order flow and order book in security markets, and the effect of the pre-opening on pricing.

Christopher Telmer
Associate Professor of Financial Economics
Teaching and research interests include models of international fixed-income pricing, the determinants of real exchange rates and the effects of labor market risk on optimal portfolio choice and equilibrium asset prices.


Distinguished Faculty at HEC Lausanne, Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne (among others)

Pierre-Marie Glauser
Professor of Law, HEC Lausanne, Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne, Partner of Oberson Advocats Geneva
Research interests include corporate tax issues, mergers & acquisitions, and financial restructuring.

Thorsten Hens
Professor of Financial Economics, Director of the Swiss Banking Institute, University of Zurich, Swiss Finance Institute Research Fellow
Research interests include behavioral finance and evolutionary finance.

Harry Hürzeler
Swiss Finance Institute COO and Director Executive Education
Dr. Harry Hurzeler is responsible for the Institute’s executive education programs in advanced finance and in the management of financial institutions. Dr. Hurzeler regularly speaks on Private Banking issues and leads the Institute’s international Private Banking programs.

Eric Jondeau
Professor of Finance, HEC Lausanne, Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne, Swiss Finance Institute Faculty
The econometric modeling of asset prices, the portfolio allocation under non-normality, and the estimation of rational expectations modeling. Research interests include empirical asset pricing and pension funds.

Michael Rockinger
Professor of Finance, HEC Lausanne, Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne, Swiss Finance Institute Fellow
Research interests include the econometric modeling of financial assets, portfolio allocation, and numerical methods for finance.

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