The Wisconsin School of Business Ph.D. programs have a rich tradition of training scholars who can both enhance the intellectual understanding of business theory and practice and effectively transmit this knowledge to other scholars, business professionals, and students.

  • Our faculty are highly recognized for their expertise, cutting-edge research, and innovative teaching.
  • Our students develop close working relationships with faculty and peers that will pay dividends throughout their careers.
  • Our students become well-rounded scholars through pursuit of minor coursework offered by highly ranked departments across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
  • Our graduates are leaders in research and teaching at top educational institutions around the world.

Business Ph.D. Job Market Candidates

Ph.D. Candidate Department Dissertation Topic Faculty Advisor
Abbie Daly Accounting and Information Systems The Effect of Holding Publicly Traded Subsidiaries on the Information Environment of Consolidated Entities Terry Warfield
Cass Hausserman Accounting and Information Systems The effects of erroneous tax authority communication on taxpayer perceptions and compliance behavior Brian Mayhew
Xiaoli Jin Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Insurance Micro-Level Loss Reserving Models for Insurance Jed Frees
Xiao Lin Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Insurance Justin Sydnor
Cuncun Luan Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Insurance Correlation between Derivative Hedging and Reinsurance: Evidence from the U.S. Property and Casualty Insurance Industry Mark Browne
Marc Ragin Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Insurance Insurance Intermediaries Joan Schmit
Chunyan Zhang Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Insurance Loss reserve errors and firm risk of property/ casualty insurance companies Mark Browne
Liang Ma Finance, Investment and Banking Essays on Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance Antonio Mello
Tao Zhang Finance, Investment and Banking An Exploration of Information in Stock Order Flows Kenneth Kavajecz
Erika Paulson Marketing Thomas O’Guinn
Jocelyn Leitzinger Management & Human Resources Chad Navis
Mingxiang Li Management & Human Resources Strategic leadership, corporate entrepreneurship and innovation Russ Coff
Ozgur Isil Operations and Information Management Path Dependency and Value Relevancy of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: From Internal Operations to the Mark Finster
Xiao “Sean” Ma Operations and Information Management Sung Kim