Background

Michael S. Weisbach is the Ralph W. Kurtz Chair in Finance, as well as a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has previously taught at the University of Illinois, the University of Chicago, the University of Rochester, and the University of Arizona. Professor Weisbach is a former editor of The Review of Financial Studies, one of the leading academic journals in finance, and has been an associate editor of five other academic journals. Professor Weisbach has broad-ranging research and teaching interests in finance and economics, with specialties in corporate finance, corporate governance, and private equity. He has 48 publications on these and related topics. His work has been cited over 26,000 times according to Google Scholar, and has been downloaded from SSRN.COM over 64,000 times.

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Finance

  • Corporate Governance

Finance

Education

  • PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute for Technology
  • BS, University of Michigan

Publications

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Publications in Refereed Journals

Working Papers

Courses

  • BUSFIN 7216 - Private Equity

    Theories of and applications in buyouts and private equity transactions. Prereq or concur: MBA 6221, 6222, or 810. Not open to students with credit for 845.