Department of Finance

The mission of the Department of Finance is to provide an environment conducive to faculty research of the highest caliber and to offer nationally recognized instructional programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. The department strives to develop its faculty throughout their careers in the achievement of excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Our department houses faculty in financial economics, with research interests in corporate finance, asset pricing, and risk management. Faculty members with business law, insurance and real estate specialties are also part of our department. The Fisher finance department is consistently ranked as among the top finance departments in the world (U.S. News and World Report, UT Dallas Rankings by Journal). 

Saying Goodbye to a Dear Colleague

It is with a sad heart that we announce the unexpected passing of our dear friend and colleague, Paul Weinstock. Paul has been a fixture at the Fisher College of Business for the past 19 years, teaching many courses in the finance as well as the real estate field. Paul was someone who cared deeply about his students and who always found an encouraging word. We will miss him greatly and send our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Paul's full obituary.

Professor Stulz receives University’s highest research award

René Stulz, Professor of Finance and Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics, was recently honored with a 2016 Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) by The Ohio State University and its Office of Research.  The University’s top research award recognizes exceptional scholarly accomplishments by senior professors who have compiled a substantial body of research. More...

Exploring High Frequency Trading

Ingrid M. Werner, Martin and Andrew Murrer Professor of Finance, recently participated in a discussion of high frequency trading at the Capital Markets Institute of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

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  • Dr. Werner speaks from 7:00 - 47:32
  • Panel discussion from 1:39:34 - 2:39:00
Journal RankingsCourse Schedules
  • #8 in Finance Research

    Ranking based on publications in Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies.




Department Sponsors and Awards
  • Faculty members honored at 2016 Pace Setters Award Ceremony

    Kewei Hou, Associate Professor of Finance, was honored with the 2016 Pace Setters Faculty Research Award at the annual Pace Setters Awards on March 4, 2016.  The award recognizes a Fisher faculty member who had made notable research contributions in his/her field of research.  Prof. Hou Kewei, an international scholar in the area of empirical asset pricing, has produced a body of work that is impactful and highly visible globally in both the academic and practitioner communities.

    Matt Sheridan, Senior Lecturer of Finance, was honored with the 2016 Daniel Westerbeck Undergraduate Teaching Award at the annual Pace Setters Awards on March 4, 2016.  The award recognizes a faculty member in the undergraduate program for his/her teaching excellence, as determined by student input.  Drawing on professional experiences as a Corporate Credit Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Cincinnati Financial as well as a Financial Market Data Consultant at Bloomberg, in New York, Matt enhances students’ learning with valuable hands-on applications of theory to practical investment decisions.