Elizabeth W. Cooper, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Finance
Office: College Hall 415D
Finance professor Elizabeth Cooper currently teaches corporate finance at both the undergraduate and graduate level at La Salle University. She received her MBA and Ph.D. in Finance from Drexel University and spent several years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia before joining the faculty at La Salle.
Cooper’s research interests include banking, securitization and corporate governance. She has received several awards for her research including two Best Paper awards from Emerald LiteratiNetwork. She has experience working with large financial institutions with a focus on retail portfolios and quantitative modeling.
Areas of Expertise
- Corporate finance
- Corporate governance
- Ph.D., Drexel University
- MBA, Drexel University
- B.S., Villanova University
- Fundamentals of Financial Management
- Financial Decision-Making
- Financial Management
“Determinants of Off-Balance Sheet Usage in Private Banks,” Studies in Economics and Finance [2011 Forthcoming].
“Selecting Board of Directors for Socially Responsible Firms using a Multi Criteria Decision Model,” Applications of Management Science, Vol. 14 (2010 Forthcoming), with Karen Hogan and Gerard Olson.
“Regulatory Monitoring and the Impact of Ownership on Bank Risk,” Journal of Financial and Economic Practice (2010 Forthcoming), with Hatice Uzun.
“Monitoring and Governance of Private Banks,” Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2009, Vol. 49, p. 253-264.
“Corporate Social Responsibility and Financial Performance: The Virtuous Cycle Revisited,” Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 2009, Vol. 32, Issue 2, p. 197, with Edward Nelling.
“A Mechanism for Implicit Recourse in Credit Card Asset-Backed Securities,” Journal of Banking and Finance, 2008, vol. 32, 1198-1208, with Todd Vermilyea and Andrew Kish.
“Regulatory Ratings and CEO Incentives,” Journal of Financial Services Research, 2008, vol. 22, 5-20.
“Directors with a Full Plate: The Impact of Busy Directors on Bank Risk” at the Eastern Finance Association Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, April 2010.
“The Impact of Credit Derivatives and Off Balance Sheet Usage on Large Bank Organization Credit Risk: Will Pillar III Make a Difference?” and “Regulatory Monitoring and the Impact of Ownership on Bank Risk,” at Financial Management Association’s Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, October 2008.
“Vendor Models and Validation for Basel II” at OCC Conference on Validation, Washington, DC, November 2007.
“Regulatory Ratings and CEO Incentives” at Financial Management Association’s Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, October 2007.