University of Southern California

Mick Swartz
Associate Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

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.


A Robust Numerical Scheme for Pricing American Options Under Regime Switching Based on Penalty Method 2013
Hedge Fund Strategies and Tools 2013
“Stock Option Returns and Stock Anomalies,” Journal of Business Economics and Finance 2013
Hedge Fund Strategies and Tools 2012
Distressed Lending, PIPES and Credit Arbitrage Funds 2012
Stock Option Returns and Stock Anomales 2012
Why Do Firms Issue Stock at a Discount? 2009
Options Chapter for Kolb/Overdahl text with Jeff Harris 2009
Differential Trading Patterns of Institutional Investors Surrounding the Release of Management Forecasts of Annual Earnings 1999
Director's Duties Legislation and Shareholder Wealth 1999
Measuring Interest Rate Risk in Retail Deposit Markets 1999
SBM Money Talks 1999
Don't Shareholders Deserve Better Than This From CEOS? 1998
An Empirical Analysis of Bankruptcy Models 1998
Massachusetts Classified Board Law 1998
International Mergers 1997
The 1990 Pennsylvania Antitakeover Law: Should Firms Opt Out of Antitakeover Laws? 1996
Antitakeover Legislation in the Southeast 1995
Public Policy and Corporate Climate: The Explosion of Anti-Takeover Legislation 1995
Testing the Sixe and P/E Anomaly Using the APT 1994