Ingrid  Werner

Ingrid Werner

Martin & Andrew Murrer Professor of Finance



Professor Werner has an MBA and an Ekon. Lic. from Stockholm School of Economics, a PhD from the University of Rochester (1990), and an Honorary Doctorate in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics (2013). She joined the Finance group at Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, in 1998.  Professor Werner holds the Martin and Andrew Murrer Endowed Professorship in Finance and served as Finance Department Chair until January 2016. She held a National Fellowship at the Hoover Institution (Stanford University) during 1995-1996.  She was the 1996-1997 Visiting Research Economist at the New York Stock Exchange, and the 2001-2002 Nasdaq Visiting Academic Fellow.

Professor Werner served on the Economic Advisory Board of the NASD 1998-2000 and is currently on the Economic Advisory Board of the Swedish Finance Research Institute (SIFR) in Stockholm.  She also served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Swedish Financial Regulatory Committee 2008-2011.

She currently serves on the Editorial Board of the The Review of Asset Pricing Studies, the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, theEmerging Markets Finance Journal, the International Review of Economics & Finance, and the European Financial Management, and she was an associate editor for the Journal of Finance 2001-2003, and the Review of Financial Studies from 1998-2001. Moreover, she has served as an ad hoc referee for more than twenty other journals in Economics and Finance.

Professor Werner’s research interests range from international finance to market microstructure. Her research has been published in top-tier economics and finance journals such as Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Economic Theory. In the international finance area, her work on home bias and cross-border securities trading is highly cited. In the market microstructure area, she has studied: trading of British cross-listed securities both in London and in the U.S.; interdealer trading on the London Stock Exchange; the trades of NYSE floor brokers; Nasdaq institutional trading; the effect of Nasdaq delistings on firm value and liquidity; short-sale trading strategies; and the effect of suspending short-sale price tests on market quality. Current research projects include Dark Pool trading and market quality, OTC market disclosure and market efficiency, Liquidity and asset pricing, and APR violations in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

Professor Werner currently teaches International Finance and Trading and Markets to Fisher graduate and undergraduate students.  She has taught at the graduate level at Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Bocconi University, and the University of Bologna.

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Finance

  • Bankruptcy



  • International Finance


  • PhD from the University of Rochester
  • MBA and an Ekon. Lic. from Stockholm School of Economics


Publications in Refereed Journals 
 Publications in Books
  • International Equity Transactions and U.S. Portfolio Choice, with Linda L. Tesar, in Jeffrey Frankel Ed, Internationalization of Equity Markets, NBER Project Report, University of Chicago Press, 1994, 185-216.
  • Transaction Costs in Dealer Markets: Evidence from The London Stock Exchange, with Peter C. Reiss, in Andrew Lo ed., The Industrial Organization and Regulation of the Securities Industry, University of Chicago Press, 1996, 125-176.
  • The Internationalization of Global Securities Markets Since the 1987 Crash, with Linda L. Tesar, in R.E. Litan and A.M. Santomero Eds, Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services, vol. 1, 1998, 281-372.
 Other Materials

Working Papers

You can access my papers on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) at:

  • Sub-Penny and Queue Jumping, with Sabrina Buti, Francesco Consonni, Barbara Rindi, and Yuanji Wen, Charles A. Dice Center Working Paper No. 2013-18, July, 2015.  
  • Tick Size: Theory and Evidence, with Sabrina Buti, Francesco Consonni, Barbara Rindi, and Yuanji Wen, Charles A. Dice Center Working Paper No., March, 2015.  
  • Dark Trading under Blue Skies:  Regulatory Regimes in the OTC Markets, with Ulf Bruggeman, Aditya Kaul, and Christian Leuz, April 2013. 
  • Microstructure Bias, Illiquidity, and the Cross-Section of Expected Returns, with Kewei Hou and Peter Wong, March 2013.
  • Tick Size Regulation, Intermarket Competition and Sub-Penny Trading, with Sabrina Buti, Barbara Rindi, and Yuanji Wen, August 2011.
  • Diving into Dark Pools, with Sabrina Buti and Barbara Rindi, June, November 2011.
  • When Constraints Bind, with Karl B. Diether, July 2011.
  • The Changing Nature of Chapter 11, with Sreedhar Bharath, Venkatesh Panchapagesan, November 2010.
  • Fighting for Survival:  The Case of Low-Priced Stocks, with Jennifer Koski, September 2010.
  • Off but Not Gone: A Study of Nasdaq Delistings, with Jeffrey Harris, and Venkatesh Panchapagesan, May 2006.


  • BUSFIN 4227 - Trading & Markets

    Action-based course on market design and trading cost analysis, including interactive trading simulation. Prereq: 4211, 4221 and BUSMHR 2292. Not open to students with credit for 730.

  • BUSFIN 7224 - Trading & Markets

    Advanced theories of market design applied in an interactive trading simulation, Action-Based. Prereq: MBA 6221 (810) and 6222 (BusFin 811), or prereq or concur: BusFin 7210, 7220 (822), or 7230 (823). Not open to students with credit for 830.