Simon Business School
article

Faculty Profile

Bill Schwert
Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Finance and Statistics
Research Associate
Senior Research Associate
Phone: 585.275.2470
Office: 3-211B Carol Simon Hall

Bio

Professor Schwert came to the University of Rochester in 1976. He has been the managing Editor of the Journal of Financial Economics since 1995 and he has been a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research since 1988. His papers have been cited more than 7,600 times by published books and journal articles covered in the Social Science Citation Index and SCOPUS. His papers have received more than 25,700 citations according to Google Scholar.

Teaching Interests

Professor Schwert has teaching interests in portfolio and capital-market theory, corporate finance and control, econometrics and time-series analysis, and in the effects of public regulation on business.

Research Interests

Professor Schwert has research interests in portfolio and capital-market theory, corporate finance and control, econometrics and time-series analysis, and in the effects of public regulation on business. From 1978 until 1982 his research was sponsored by the National Science Foundation. During 1982, he was the first CRSP Distinguished Reseach Scholar at the University of Chicago. he received a Batterymarch Research Fellowship for the 1982-1983 academic year. in 1990, he won the Graham and Dodd Plaque for the best paper ("Stock Market Volatility") published in the Financial Analysts Journal, and he won a Smith-Breeden Distinguished Paper Award for one of the best papers ("Why Does Stock Market Volatility Change over Time?") published in The Journal of Finance. Schwert has been an editor of the Journal of Financial Economics since 1979 and the managing editor since 1995. He was an associate editor of The Journal of Finance from 1983-2000, and he was an advisory editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics. His current research deals with the pricing of initial public offerings of stock, the market for corporate control, and on stock market volatility.

Professional History

Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Finance and Statistics
University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Rochester NY
1998 -
Research Associate
National Bureau of Economic Research, Asset Pricing Group
1988 -
Senior Research Associate
University of Rochester, Department of Economics, Rochester NY
1984 -
Gleason Professor of Finance & Statistics
University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Rochester NY
July 1986 - June 1998
Professor
University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Rochester NY
July 1984 - June 1986
Associate Professor
University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Rochester NY
July 1979 - June 1984
Assistant Professor
University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Rochester NY
July 1976 - June 1979

Education

University of Chicago - 1975
Ph D
Finance and Econometrics
University of Chicago - 1973
MBA
Finance
Trinity College - 1971
AB
Economics

Publications

2011
Stock Volatility during the Recent Financial Crisis
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: European Financial Management
Volume: 17
2010
The Variability of IPO Initial Returns
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Journal of Finance
Volume: 65

Current Research Programs

M&A Volatility
We study and try explain the substantial variation in premia paid to target shareholders across deals and time. Working with Michelle Lowry and Micah Officer
Short Sales, Damages and Class Certification in 10b-5 Actions
Simon School Working Paper No. FR 01-19; NBER Working Paper No. W8618
Go to the top of the page
Get more information about Simon
Apply to Simon