Background

Benjamin Bennett joined Fisher in 2016 as a visiting assistant professor after earning a PhD in Finance from ASU's WP Carey School of Business. His research interests include executive compensation and corporate governance. Ben teaches Investments at the undergraduate level at Fisher.  

Education

  • PhD - Finance, Arizona State University, WP Carey School of Business
  • MA - Economics, University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management
  • MBA - University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management
  • BS - Operations Research, US Air Force Academy

Publications

  • “Compensation Goals and Firm Performance” (with Carr Bettis, Radha Gopalan and Todd Milbourn)

Journal of Financial Economics, Forthcoming http://ssrn.com/abstract=2433687

Working Papers

- To be featured on the Harvard Law School Forum

- Presented at: 2015 AFA Meetings (Boston), 2015 WFA Meetings, Arizona State University, Nova School of Business (Lisbon Portugal), European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets (CEPR), and the Workshop on Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance (Erasmus University, Rotterdam Netherlands), 2015 Lubrafin Conference (Lisbon), Bocconi, St Gallen

- Under revision for second round review at the Review of Financial Studies

- Presented at: 2012 European Finance Association meetings, 2013 Western Finance Association meetings,  2013 Global Finance Conference in Dubai,  Arizona State University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Nebraska, Southern Methodist University, and Texas Tech University

 

 

- Featured on the Columbia Law School Forum 

 

- Presented at: University of Colorado-Boulder, Colorado State University, 2016 Colorado Finance Summit

 

- Presented at: Washington University in St Louis

- To be presented at 2017 Midwest Finance Association (Chicago) & 2017 SGF Conference (Zurich)

 

 --To be featured on the Harvard Law School Forum

--To be presented at Ohio State University

--Presented at: FDIC CSR

 

  • “Do Hedge Fund Activists Care About CEO Compensation?" with Rudiger Fahlenbrach and Bernadette Minton

--To be presented at 2017 Midwest Finance Association (Chicago)

 

  • “Information Asymmetry and Managerial Compensation" with Gerald Garvey, Todd Milbourn and Jesse Wang

Courses

  • BUSFIN 4221 - Investments

    Skills for valuation and theories and applications of CAPM, APT, and efficient markets; investment options, forwards and futures, interest rate parity, and relevant market regulation. Prereq: 3220, BusMgt 2320, 2321, and BusMHR 2292. Not open to students with credit for 722, 4220 or 4222.

  • BUSFIN 4211 - Corporate Finance

    Analysis of advanced capital budgeting problems through understanding the theories and applications of capital structure, leasing and real options. Theories and applications in corporate control, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Prereq: 3220 (620), AcctMIS 2200, 2300, BusMgt 2320 (330), 2321 (331), and BusMHR 2291 or 2292 (BusAdm 499.01) Not open to students with credit for 721, 4210 or 4212.