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Michael Weisbach

Ralph W. Kurtz Chair in Finance
Professor of Finance

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Finance
Corporate Governance
Private Equity


PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute for Technology
BS, University of Michigan


Michael Weisbach, the Ralph W. Kurtz Chair in Finance, comes to Fisher from the University of Illinois where he served as the Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Distinguished Chair in Corporate Finance, the academic director of the Stanley C. Golder Center for the Study of Private Equity and a professor of law.

Weisbach holds a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute for Technology and has also taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Rochester and the University of Arizona.

He is co-editor of The Review of Financial Studies and an associate editor of five other academic journals. Weisbach’s research and teaching interests include corporate finance, corporate governance and control and the private equity market. He has been published in more than 31 publications and has been cited more than 1,500 times.

Contact Information

740A Fisher Hall
Fisher College of Business
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-2418