Ralph W. Kurtz Chair in Finance

Fisher College of Business

The Ohio State University


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 taught previously at the University of Illinois, the University of Chicago, the University of Rochester, and the University of Arizona. Weisbach is an 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. He is a senior advisor of The Brattle Group, a Cambridge, MA, business-economics and litigation-support consulting firm. Weisbach has broad-ranging research and teaching interests in finance and economics with specialties in corporate finance, corporate governance, and private equity. He is responsible for 39 publications on these and related topics, and his works have been collectively cited more than 13,000 times, according to Google Scholar. Weisbach holds a BS degree from University of Michigan and a PhD in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.