Russ Wermers is the Engelbert-Dockner-Fellow at the Research Institute for Capital Market Research (ISK)
We are pleased to welcome Russ Wermers, the Engelbert-Dockner-Fellow at the Research Institute for Capital Market Research (ISK). Professor Wermers will visit WU from August 6 to 24.
Russ Wermers is the Paul J. Cinquegrana ’63 Endowed Chair in Finance and Director, Center for Financial Policy at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland at College Park, where he won a campus-wide teaching award during 2005 and a Krowe Teaching Award (within the Smith Business School) during 2013. His main research interests include studies of the efficiency of securities markets, as well as the role of institutional investors in setting stock prices. In addition, he studies and teaches quantitative equity strategies, and is currently researching microfinance institutions in Thailand. His papers have been published in leading scholarly journals, such as The American Economic Review, The Review of Financial Studies, The Journal of Financial Economics, and The Journal of Finance.
The Engelbert-Dockner-Fellowship are sponsored by the POK Pühringer Privatstiftung and enable WU to invite renowned professors to spend an extended period at WU. With this initiative, we are also preserving the memory of Professor Engelbert Dockner, who passed away in 2017. Professor Dockner continuously fostered cutting-edge research and universities' educational mission in the field of capital markets.