Wisconsin School of Business

Michael Gofman

Assistant Professor - Finance

Michael Gofman has earned his Ph.D. in finance and MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Gofman also holds M.A. in economics and M.Sc. in finance from the Tel Aviv University.

Gofman studies how intermediation in over-the-counter markets affects the efficiency of resource allocation, and what is the role of large interconnected financial institutions in over-the-counter markets.

His primary research interests are in financial intermediation, corporate finance, financial and economic networks, and portfolio theory.

Prior to his doctoral studies, Gofman worked as a quantitative analyst in the largest private bank in Israel. He is the winner of the Arnold Zellner Doctoral Prize and was the second runner-up for the Morgan Stanley Prize for Excellence in Financial Markets.
 

Selected Published Journal Articles


Gofman, M. (2017). Efficiency and Stability of a Financial Architecture with Too Interconnected To Fail Institutions. Journal of Financial Economics (124), 113-146.

Presentations


Seminar ( 2015 ) • Efficiency and Stability of a Financial Architecture with Too-Interconnected-to-Fail Institutions

Finance Conference ( 2015 )
Mini - workshop on financial networks ( 2013 ) Efficiency and Stability of a Financial Architecture with Too-Interconnected-To-Fail Institutions


Undergraduate Courses


Corporation Finance
Course DescriptionDevelopment of the theory, method and analytical techniques of financial management. Techniques of capital budgeting; valuation of projects and firms; theory of capital structure; dividend policy; cost of capital; mergers and acquisitions.
(FIN 325 Section 3), Spring 2012. Download Syllabus

Corporation Finance
Course DescriptionDevelopment of the theory, method and analytical techniques of financial management. Techniques of capital budgeting; valuation of projects and firms; theory of capital structure; dividend policy; cost of capital; mergers and acquisitions.
(FIN 325 Section 4), Spring 2012. Download Syllabus



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Michael Gofman

 
Assistant Professor | Finance