Eric R. Brisker, Ph.D.

Eric R. Brisker, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Finance
Phone: (330) 972 - 2478
Email: ebrisker@uakron.edu


Education:

  • Ph.D., Major: Finance with support area in Econometrics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, April 2012
  • M.A., Major: Financial Economics, Ohio University, Athens, OH, June 2005
  • M.B.A. , Ohio University, Athens, OH, June 2004 
  • B.S., Major: Business Administration, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH, March 2000

Biography:

Professional & Academic Experience:

Academic Experience

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

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, University of Akron
    • Principles of Finance; Fall 2012; Spring 2013
    • Advanced Financial Analytics; Fall 2012; Spring 2013
  •  Instructor, Florida State University
    • Financial Management of the Firm; Fall 2011; Spring 2012
    • Financial Markets, Institutions, and Investments; Summer 2009; Summer 2010; Summer 2011 
  • Instructor, Ohio University
    • Principles of Macroeconomics; Fall 2007; Winter 2008; Spring 2008
    • Principles of Microeconomics; Fall 2007; Spring 2008
  • Instructor, Hocking College
    • Various Finance, Business, and Economics Courses; March 1998-June 2007



Research Accomplishments

Professional Publications

  • “Changes in cash holdings around S&P 500 additions” with Gonul Colak and David Peterson, Journal of Banking & Finance 37 (May, 2013), pages 1787-1807.
  • “Executive compensation structure and the motivations for seasoned equity offerings” with Don M. Autore, Gonul Colak, and David R. Peterson, Journal of Banking & Finance 40 (March, 2014), pages 330-345.
  • “The PCAOB’s Second Inspections of Foreign Auditors”, with Myungsoo Son and Hakjoon Song, The CPA Journal, Forthcoming

Working Papers

  •  “Managers’ equity incentives and asymmetric cost behavior” with Hakjoon Song
  • “Equity-Based Compensation and the Debt-Equity Choice” with Don Autore and David Peterson
  •  “The PCAOB’s Second Inspections of Foreign Auditors” with Myungsoo Son and Hakjoon Song
  •  “Financial professional users and financial literacy” with Bhanu Balasubramnian and Suzanne Gradisher
  •  “Financial advisor’s background checks” with with Bhanu Balasubramnian and Suzanne Gradisher

Work in Progress

  • “Do Long-Term Shareholders Facilitate Greater Value Creation? An Empirical Investigation” with James Ang 

Conference & Program Presentations

  •  “Managers’ equity incentives and asymmetric cost behavior”, with Hakjoon Song -2014 Eastern Finance Association Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April, 2014
  •  “Financial advisor’s background checks”, with Bhanu Balasubramnian and Suzanne Gradisher (presented under title “Gaps in financial education of consumers: Background checks on financial advisors”)- 2013 Financial Management Association Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October, 2013
  •  “Executive Compensation Structure and the Motivations for Seasoned Equity Offerings”, with Don Autore, David Peterson, and Gonul Colak, Financial Management Association Meeting, Denver, October 19-22, 2011.
  • “Equity-Based Compensation and the Debt-Equity Choice”, with Don Autore and David Peterson, Financial Management Association Doctoral Student Consortium, Denver, October 19, 2011.
  • “Changes in Cash Holdings of S&P 500 Addition Firms” with Gonul Colak and David Peterson, Southern Finance Association Meeting, Ashville, November 17-20, 2010.
  • “Do Long-Term Shareholders Facilitate Greater Value Creation? An Empirical Investigation” with James Ang, Florida State University Seminar, Tallahassee, August 6, 2010.

Other Conference Participation

Discussant

  • “CEO power over the Board and excess cash: The effect on dividend initiation”, Deborah Smith and Anita K. Pennathur, 2014 Eastern Finance Association Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April, 2014.
  • “Intra-Industry Effects of IPOs on Stock Repurchase Decisions”, Thanh Nguyen and Dung Pham, 2013 Eastern Finance Association Meeting, St. Pete Beach, Florida, April, 2013.
  • “Funding Continuum for Private Business Owners: Evidence from the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project Survey”, Maretno Harjoto and John Paglia, Financial Management Association Meeting, Denver, October 19-22, 2011.
  • “The Information Content of Institutional Investment Horizon: Evidence from Firm’s Implied Cost of Equity”, Omrane Guedhami, Najah Attig, and Sadok El Ghoul, Southern Finance Association Meeting, Ashville, November 17-20, 2010.

Session Chair:

  • 2014 Eastern Finance Association Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April, 2014
    • Session D.6: Capital Structure and M&A
    • Session E.6: Mergers and Acquisitions I
  • 2013 Financial Management Association Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October, 2013
    • Session 177: Corporate Cash Holdings
  • 2013 Eastern Finance Association Meeting, St. Pete Beach, Florida, April, 2013
    • Session D.1: Stock Market Index Changes

Program Review Committee:

  • 2014 Eastern Finance Association Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April, 2014
  • 2013 Eastern Finance Association Meeting, St. Pete Beach, Florida, April, 2013

Industry Experience

  • Derivative Analyst, Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2005-2006.

Honors & Awards

  • College of Business Doctoral Teaching Award, Florida State University, 2011
  • Nominated for University Outstanding Teaching Award, Florida State University, 2011
  • FMA Doctoral Student Consortium, 2011
  • Congress of Graduate Students Research Travel Grant, Florida State University, 2010
  • Dean’s List, Shawnee State University, 1997-2000

University Service 

  • Core Curriculum Committee, 2012-Present
  • Leadership Steering Committee, 2013-Present
  • Analytical Quantitative Reasoning Committee, 2012-2013
  • Assurance of Learning - Integrated Business Knowledge, 2012-PresentUniversity of Akron, College of Business General Curriculum Committee, 2012-2013
  • Assurance of Learning - Team Effectiveness, 2012-2013 

University of Akron, Department of Finance

  • Core Curriculum Committee, 2012-Present
  • Chair, Search Committee for Visiting College Lecturer, Summer 2013
  • Member, Search Committee for Tenure Track Faculty position, Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Professional Service

Ad hoc Reviewer:

  • The Financial Review
  • Managerial Finance
  • American Journal of Business
  • International Review of Economics & Finance
  • Journal of Teaching in International Business
  • The North American Journal of Economics & Finance

Professional Memberships

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