University of Southern California

Mick Swartz
Associate Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0804

PhD, University of Iowa; BS, MA Western Michigan University


Mick Swartz is a financial economist whose research has been published in the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance and Financial Review. In 1997, he won the ANBAR Award for a paper that is listed as among the top 150 business papers in the world. Professor Swartz has made over twenty presentations at finance conferences, has consulted the US Senate on derivatives legislation, appeared on CNN and NBC and appeared before state legislators concerning executive compensation and merger legislation. He has taught in many countries, including Ukraine, United Kingdom, Canada, Poland, and Germany. Before joining USC, Professor Swartz taught at Purdue University, where he was recognized as Distinguished Professor numerous times for his teaching.


Swartz, L. Mick (2016) "The Timing of Activist Returns,".
Swartz, L. M. (2015) "Hedge Fund Strategies and Tools,".
Swartz, L. M., Hedge Fund Strategies : Professional Version 2014.
Swartz, L. M. (2014) "Hedge Funds Tools and Strategies," University of Southern California Press .
Swartz, L. M. (2014) "6 New Risk Factors that Affect Asian Hedge Fund and Commodity Fund Returns,".
Swartz, L. M., , K. S., and , K. S. (2013) "A Robust Numerical Scheme for Pricing American Options Under Regime Switching Based on Penalty Method,".
Swartz, L. M. (2013) "Hedge Fund Strategies and Tools," Figueroa Press (2nd ), 181 pages plus powerpoint slides .
Swartz, L. M. (2013) "“Stock Option Returns and Stock Anomalies,” Journal of Business Economics and Finance,".
Swartz, L. M. (2012) "Hedge Fund Strategies and Tools," Figueroa Press .
Swartz, L. M. (2012) "Distressed Lending, PIPES and Credit Arbitrage Funds,".
Swartz, L. M. (2012) "Stock Option Returns and Stock Anomales,".
Swartz, L. M. (2009) "Why Do Firms Issue Stock at a Discount?,".
Swartz, L. M., and CFTC, J. H., "Options Chapter for Kolb/Overdahl text with Jeff Harris," in Kolb, , eds., Derivatives, Handbook of Finance, Kolb 2009.
Swartz, L. M. (2007) "Secrecy, Collusion and Coalition Building," Corporate Ownership and Control, Volume 4 (Issue 3, Spring 2007), 6-24.
Swartz, L. M., and Cairney, T. (1999) "Differential Trading Patterns of Institutional Investors Surrounding the Release of Management Forecasts of Annual Earnings," Western Science Institute Proceedings.
Swartz, L. M. (1999) "Director's Duties Legislation and Shareholder Wealth," Regional Business Review.
Swartz, L. M., and Hutchison, D. (1999) "Measuring Interest Rate Risk in Retail Deposit Markets," Bank Accounting and Finance.
Swartz, L. M. (1999) "SBM Money Talks," Shoreline Business Monthly.
Swartz, L. M. (1998) "Don't Shareholders Deserve Better Than This From CEOS?," Business Direct Weekly.
Swartz, L. M., Turtle, H., Bell, G., and Mossman, C. (1998) "An Empirical Analysis of Bankruptcy Models," Financial Review.
Swartz, L. M. (1998) "Massachusetts Classified Board Law," Journal of Economics and Finance.
Swartz, L. M. (1997) "International Mergers," Regional Business Review.
Swartz, L. M. (1996) "The 1990 Pennsylvania Antitakeover Law: Should Firms Opt Out of Antitakeover Laws?," Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance.
Swartz, L. M. (1995) "Antitakeover Legislation in the Southeast," Southeastern Economic Outlook.
Swartz, L. M., and Hutchison, D. (1995) "Public Policy and Corporate Climate: The Explosion of Anti-Takeover Legislation,".
Swartz, L. M. (1994) "Testing the Sixe and P/E Anomaly Using the APT," Regional Business Review.