Michael Brandl

Dr. Michael Brandl is an Associate Clinical Professor of Finance. He is teaches in, and is responsible for, the Global Finance and Financial Institutions course sequence in the undergraduate finance major program. He also teaches the Economic Analysis for Business Finance course in the Specialized Masters in Finance program.

Before coming to Fisher Dr. Brandl was a Senior Lecturer in Economics & Finance at the McCombs School of Business, in the Department of Government, Business & Society and in the Department of Finance at the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Brandl has extensive experience in teaching undergraduate, MBA and Executive MBA courses in economics and financial markets in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

Professor Brandl’s academic research focuses on a historical examination of financial market developments in the North America, the Nordic countries of Europe, and in Latin America. He is interested in developing better empirical estimates of the role financial markets play in economic growth.

Areas of Expertise

  • Global Finance
  • Economics


  • Phd, University of Houston, 1996
  • MA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1989
  • BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986


  • Undergraduate Program Teaching Award – Honors Program, Fisher College of Business, March 2014.
  • Outstanding Graduate Faculty, Specialized Masters in Finance Program Class of 2013.
  • Undergraduate Program Teaching Award, Fisher College of Business, February 2013.
  • Outstanding Professor Award for the Class of 2010 from the Texas MBA at Houston Program, this was the fourth consecutive year of winning the award.
  • Outstanding Professor Award for the Class of 2010 from the Texas MBA at Dallas/Ft. Worth Program, this was the third consecutive year of winning the award.
  • Joe D. Beasley MBA Teaching Award at UT, 2008-2009
  • Fawn & Vijay Mahajan Teaching Excellence Award for Executive Education at UT, 2009 - 2010
  • The CBA Foundation Advisory Council Award for Teaching Innovation at UT for 2007-2008
Finance 4260- Financial Institutions

This course examines financial institutions that play an important role in corporate finance and investments.  Topics include commercial banks and their regulation, investment banks, and insurance companies.

Finance 4250- Global Finance

This on-line course delves into the implications for financial managers of global economic policy.  Topics include monetary policy, fiscal policy and exchange rates.

Finance 6221- Industry, Risk & Pricing

This SMF core course examines how individuals and firms make financial decisions, how financial markets work, and how financial managers make decisions under different forms of industry structure.

Finance 6222- Global Financial Markets

This SMF core course explores how the central banks and their policies impact financial markets, the institutional environment of global financial markets, and the basics of the foreign exchange market.

Consulting, design, and training for companies

Dr. Brandl is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and training seminars where he discusses the current status of the United States and global economy, financial markets analysis, economic policy and regulation and labor market behavior. He has conducted customized training programs for Brinker International, LG Electronics, Motorola, Frito-Lay, Texas Association of Counties and the American Public Power Association. He also does consulting work as an expert witness in economic damage litigation cases and anti-trust cases.

Recent Media Citations

Professor Brandl and his work have been cited in numerous media outlets including The Associated Press, Boston Globe, CBS Evening News, CBS Early Show, Charlotte Observer, CNBC, CNN, The Economist, Fox News, Forbes, National Public Radio, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle, Kansas City Star, Miami Herald, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Pittsburg Post-Gazette, Sacramento Bee, San Diego Union-Tribune, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

  • "U.S. Monetary Policy under Asymmetric Risks." Latin American Business Review. Spring 2005.
  • "The Misunderstood Role of R&D in the Global Economy: today and in the future." IEEE Engineering Management Conference Proceedings, vol. 12, Aug. 2004.
  • "On the Role of Economic History in the Convergence Debate." Essays in Economic and Business History XVII, Spring 2000.
  • "College of Business Outreach: The Role of Surveys," Proceedings for the 1997 SAM International Management Conference.
  • CNN op-ed "Rethink the Economy's Old Certainties." September 21, 2010.
  • Global Economic Crisis Resource Center, South-Western Publishers/Cengage Learning. Three chapters on the global financial crisis from an economics and finance perspective. Winter 2009.
  • "The Textbook Problem," entered into the record of the 108th United States Congress. Summer 2004.
  • "Mini-Cases to Accompany Hubbard Text," Addison-Wesley Publishers. Nine original case studies and teaching notes centering on global monetary and financial market concepts. Fall 2001


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    Department of Finance
    Fisher College of Business
    The Ohio State University
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