Stephen Buser, Adjunct Professor of Finance at Booth, is Professor of Finance, Emeritus at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. At OSU, Buser was a co-founder the Student Investment Management program (SIM), which gives MBA-level students an opportunity to make investment decisions for a portion of the university endowment. During Professor Buser's early leadership of this program, the SIM class managed to grow $5 million into more than $15 million in nine years; in addition the students consistently outperformed their benchmark which was the S&P 500 index.
Dr. Buser's research has been published in a variety of leading academic journals including The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Business, The Journal of Risk and Insurance and The Journal of Financial Economics. He has served as an associate editor for The Journal of Finance, and he has also served on the editorial boards for The Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate.
He has previously served as a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and at MIT. He also was a visiting financial economist for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
When at OSU, Dr. Buser taught courses on the stock market, investments and corporate finance at the undergraduate, master's and Ph.D. levels. At Booth he will teach an innovative course on the History of Financial Thought and Practice that he developed and has taught for a period of five years.
In 2008, Buser served on the Obama-Biden transition team and was assigned to the task of evaluating the FDIC at a time when the nation was facing its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
2014 - 2015 Course Schedule
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