Eric R. Brisker, Ph.D.

Eric R. Brisker, Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor
Dept/Program: Department of Finance
Office: CBA 223
Phone: (330) 972 - 2478
Email: ebrisker@uakron.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Finance, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, (2012)
  • M.A., Financial Economics, Ohio University, Athens, OH, (2005)
  • M.B.A., Ohio University, Athens, OH, (2004)
  • B.S., Business Administration, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH, (2000)

Professional & Academic Experience

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Akron, 2012 – present
  • Instructor of Finance, Florida State University, 2009-2012
  • Instructor of Economics, Ohio University, 2007-2008
  • Instructor of Business, Hocking College, 1998-2007
  • Academic Program Coordinator, Hocking College, 2000-2005

Professional Experience

  • Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, OH
    Derivative Analyst, Corporate Finance Department, 2004-2005

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, The University of Akron, 2012-Present
    • Principles of Finance, Investments, Advanced Financial Analytics, Techniques in Financial Modeling (MBA)
  • Instructor of Finance, Florida State University, 2008-2012
    • Financial Management of the Firm, Financial Markets, Institutions, and Investments
  • Instructor, Ohio University, 2007-2008
    • Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics
  • Instructor, Hocking College, 1998-2007
    • Financial Management, Economics, and other business related courses

Professional Affiliations

  • Financial Management Association
  • Eastern Finance Association
  • Southern Finance Association
  • American Financial Association

Research

Publications

  • “CEO’s Inside Debt and Dynamics of Capital Structure”, with Wei Wang, Financial Management (Forthcoming).
    • Summary published in The Columbia Law School’s Blue Sky Blog, (March 25, 2016)
  • “Financial adviser users and financial literacy”, with Bhanu Balasubramnian, Financial Services Review, 25 (September, 2016), 127-155.
  • “Financial adviser background checks”, with Bhanu Balasubramnian and Suzanne Gradisher, Financial Services Review, 23 (December, 2014), 305-324.
  • “The PCAOB’s second inspections of foreign auditors”, with Myungsoo Son and Hakjoon Song, The CPA Journal, 84 (September, 2014), 28-33.
  • “Executive compensation structure and the motivations for seasoned equity offerings”, with Don M. Autore, Gonul Colak, and David R. Peterson, Journal of Banking and Finance, 40 (March, 2014), 330-345.
  • “Changes in cash holdings around S&P 500 additions”, with Gonul Colak and David R. Peterson, Journal of Banking and Finance, 37 (May, 2013), 1787-1807.

Book Chapters

  • “Finance for the Curious: Why Study Finance?”, Chapter 4, “Why Study Finance?”, with James Thomson, The Curious Academic Publishing (November, 2014).

Conference Presentations (*presentations by coauthors)

  • “CEO’s Inside Debt and Insider Trading”, with Dominique Gehy and Aimee Hoffmann-Smith
    • 2017 Eastern Finance Association Meetings
  • “Financial adviser users and financial literacy”, with Bhanu Balasubramnian
    • 2015 Eastern Finance Association Meetings
  • “Managers’ equity incentives and asymmetric cost behavior”, with James Ang and Hakjoon Song
    • 2014 Eastern Finance Association Meetings
    • 2014 Temple University Accounting Conference*
    • 2014 American Accounting Association National Meetings*
  • “Financial advisor background checks”, with Bhanu Balasubramnian and Suzanne Gradisher (presented under the title “Gaps in financial education of consumers: Background checks on financial advisors”)
    • 2013 Financial Management Association Meetings*
  • “Executive compensation structure and the motivations for seasoned equity offerings”, with Don Autore, Gonul Colak, and David Peterson
    • 2011 Financial Management Association Meetings
    • 2013 Eastern Finance Association Meetings
    • 2014 Kent State University Seminar Series
  • “Equity-based compensation and the debt-equity choice”, with Don Autore and David Peterson
    • 2011 Financial Management Association Doctoral Student Consortium
  • “Changes in cash holdings of S&P 500 addition firms”, with Gonul Colak and David Peterson
    • 2010 Southern Finance Association Meetings
  • “Do long-term shareholders facilitate greater value creation? An empirical investigation”, with James Ang
    • 2010 Florida State University Seminar

Awards and Honors

  • Nominated for College of Business Teaching Award, 2016, The University of Akron
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, Induction under The University of Akron, 2015
  • Department of Finance Advisory Board Research Grant Award, 2014, The University of Akron
  • College of Business Doctoral Teaching Award, 2011, Florida State University
  • Nominated for University Outstanding Teaching Award, 2011, Florida State University
  • FMA Doctoral Student Consortium, 2011
  • Congress of Graduate Students Research Travel Grant, 2010, Florida State University