Professor of Finance and Arthur E. Shepard Endowed Professorship in Insurance
Chair, Department of Finance
Professor Minton was appointed Chair of the Department of Finance at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business in 2016. She also holds the Arthur E. Shepard Endowed Professorship in Insurance.
Prior to her appointment as chair, Professor Minton was selected to serve as the inaugural Academic Director of The Risk Institute since its inception in October 2013, as well as its Interim Executive Director. During her tenure, she oversaw growth in The Risk Institute’s profile and its corporate participation. She worked closely with the Institute’s advisory board in coordinating and leading The Risk Institute’s outreach, research and curriculum activities.
Professor Minton’s research spans a variety of areas within corporate finance, with particular emphasis on risk management, corporate governance and financial institutions. Her research has been published and highly cited in leading financial economics journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Financial Studies, as well as the financial press. As a leader in her area of scholarship, Dr. Minton has been recognized for both her research output and her impact in the classroom teaching. She is a recipient of the Pace Setters Faculty Research Award and Pace Setters Undergraduate teaching Award andis and Charles A. Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics Research Fellow.
During her time at Ohio State Professor Minton has developed a number of successful courses in the Undergraduate program. She currently teaches risk management to Fisher undergraduate students and works with future finance thought leaders in the Department of Finance’s PhD program.
Areas of Expertise
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Governance
- Risk Management
- MA and PhD from the University of Chicago
- BA from Mount Holyoke College
- "Appointments of Outsiders to Japanese Boards: Determinants and Implications for Managers,"
with Steven N. Kaplan, Journal of Financial Economics (1994)
- "An Empirical Examination of Basic Valuation Models for Plain Vanilla Interest Rates Swaps,"
Journal of Financial Economics (1997)
- "Why Firms Use Currency Derivatives,"
with Christopher Géczy and Catherine Schrand, Journal of Finance (1997)
- "Does Cash Flow Volatility Affect Firm Value: Its Impact on Discretionary Investment and the Costs of Debt and Equity Financing,"
with Catherine Schrand, Journal of Financial Economics (1999)
- "Interest-Rate Derivatives and Bank Lending,"
with Elijah Brewer, III and James T. Moser,Journal of Banking and Finance (2000)
- "The Role of Volatility in Valuation,"
with Catherine Schrand and Beverly Walther, Review of Accounting Studies (2002)
- "The Use of Multiple Risk Management Strategies: Evidence from the Natural Gas Industry,"
with Christopher Géczy and Catherine Schrand, Journal of Risk (2006)
- "Taking a View: Corporate Speculation and Governance,"
with Christopher Géczy andCatherine Schrand, Journal of Finance (2007)
- "How Much Do Banks Use Credit Derivatives to Hedge Loans?,"
with René M. Stulz and Rohan Williamson, Journal of Financial Services Research (2009)
- "The Many Facets of Exchange Rate Exposure,"
with Sohnke Bartram and Gregory Brown,Journal of Financial Economics (2010)
- "How Has CEO Turnover Changed?,"
with Steven N. Kaplan, International Review of Finance (2011)
- "Former CEO Directors: Lingering CEOs or Valuable Resources?,"
with Rüdiger Fahlenbrach and Carrie H. Pan, Review of Financial Studies (2011), 3486-3518
- "Financial Expertise of The Board, Risk Taking, and Performance: Evidence from Bank Holding Companies,"
with Jérôme A. Taillard and Rohan Williamson, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, (2014), Vol (2), 351-380.
- “Syndicated Loan Spreads and the Composition of the Syndicate,”
with Jongha Lim and Michael Weisbach, Journal of Financial Economics (January 2014), Vol. 111 (Issue 1), 45-69
- Institutional Investments in Pure Play Stocks and Implications for Hedging Decisions with Catherine Schrand, Journal of Corporate Finance, forthcoming.
BUSFIN 4290 - Risk Management I
Theories and their implications as they relate to corporate risk management, basic hedging strategies, and the basics of value at risk.
Prereq: BusMHR 2292 (BusAdm 499.01), 4211 (721), 4221 (722), 4260 (726), 4230 (723), and 4201 or 4250. Not open to students with credit for 729.
BUSFIN 4292 - Risk Management II
In this capstone risk management course, students apply theories of risk management to cases in enterprise risk management.
Prereq: 4201, 4211 (721), 4221 (722), 4230 (723), and 4260 (726). Prereq or concur: 4290 and BusMHR 2292 (BusAdm 499.01). Not open to students with credit for 729.
BUSFIN 4239 - Risk Management
Extends the skills developed in Corporate Finance and Investments classes to the role of risk management within the firm. Increasingly, managers are required to understand the many risks facing their organizations, undertaking those risks which represent value-enhancing opportunities, while mitigating unwanted risks.
Prereq: 4211, 4221, and BusMHR 2291 or 2292 (BusAdm 499.01).
BUSFIN 4265 - Financial Institutions
Financial Institutions play an extremely important role in the functioning of the global economy and in the operation of our firms. When financial institutions fail to act properly the results can be catastrophic, both for financial markets and greater society as a whole.
Prereq or concur: 4211 and 4221. Not open to students with credit for 726.