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Bernadette Minton

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Professor Minton’s research focuses on corporate risk management, corporate finance and governance.  Her research has been published in top-tier financial economic journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics and Journal of Finance as well as in the financial press.

She has consulted for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the IPC Group and has conducted research for Salomon, Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Minton was nominated for the Smith Breeden Award in 1997, the Fisher College’s Honors Program Undergraduate Teaching Award and the 2000 Pace Setters Undergraduate Teaching Award and Research Award, and Annual Dean's Summer Fellowships.

Professor Minton teaches corporate finance to undergraduate business students, corporate risk management to undergraduate and MBA students and related topics to PhD students and for Fisher College’s executive education programs. She also co-coordinates the PhD program in the Finance Department.

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Financing and Investment Decisions

Education

  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1994
  • MA, University of Chicago, 1990
  • BA, Mount Holyoke College, 1986

Honors and Awards

  • GARP Research Grant, 2007
  • FDIC Research Grant, 2006
  • Undergraduate Teaching Award, Fisher College of Business, 2005
  • Caesarea Award, Western Finance Association Meetings, 2004
  • Journal of Financial Economics, All-Star Paper for "Appointments of Outsiders to Japanese Boards: Determinants and Implications for Mergers"
  • 2000 Forty Under Forty Honoree, Columbus, Ohio
  • The Pace Setters Research Award, Fisher College of Business, 2000
  • The Pace Setters Undergraduate Teaching Award, Fisher College of Business, 2000
  • Fisher College of Business Small Seed Grant, 2000
  • Undergraduate Teaching Award, Undergraduate Honors Program, 1999
  • Nominated for Smith Breeden Award, 1997
  • University Seed Grant, The Ohio State University, 1997
  • Dean's Summer Fellowship Award, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, 1997-2013
  • University of Chicago Fellowships, 1989-1994
  • Mount Holyoke Alumnae Graduate Fellowship, 1989
Business Finance 4210 - Honors - Corporate Finance I

This course covers an analysis of more advanced capital budgeting problems through understanding the theories and applications of capital structure payout policy.  

Business Finance 4210 - Corporate Finance I

This course covers an analysis of more advanced capital budgeting problems through understanding the theories and applications of capital structure payout policy.  

Business Finance 4212 - Honors - Corporate Finance II

 This course covers advanced theories and applications in corporate control, leasing, corporate governance, and real options. 

Business Finance 4212 - Corporate Finance II

 This course covers theories and applications in corporate control, leasing, corporate governance and real options.  

 Business Finance 4290 - Risk Management I  

This course covers theories and their implications as they relate to corporate risk management, basic hedging strategies, and the basics of value risk.

Business Finance 4292 / 7291 - Risk Management II

 This course covers students applying theories of risk management, hedging strategies, and value at risk cases.

 

Publications in Refereed Journals