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Elizabeth W. Cooper, Ph.D.

Elizabeth W. Cooper, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance

cooper@lasalle.edu

215.951.5138

Finance professor Elizabeth Cooper currently teaches corporate finance and financial markets and institutions 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. She also worked at the University of San Diego.

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.

Why La Salle?

I chose to join the faculty at La Salle University because of the real presence of a community spirit that seems to penetrate the campus. Here there is an emphasis placed on how we can utilize theory for practical purposes, and fits perfectly with my teaching style and research agenda. Plus, I love the city of Philadelphia!

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate finance
  • Banking
  • Financial regulation
  • Corporate governance
  • Executive compensation

Teaching

  • Fundamentals of Financial Management
  • Financial Decision-Making
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Services Industry

Education

  • PhD, Drexel University
  • MBA, Drexel University
  • BS, Villanova University

Recent Publications

E. Cooper, Les Barenbaum, and Walter Schubert (2013), “Using Guideline Company Multiples for Small Firm Valuations,” Valuation Strategies, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp. 4-17.

E. Cooper, Karen Hogan, and Gerard Olson (2012), “A Multi-Criteria Model for the Selection of Recipients of Corporate Community Involvement Programs,” Journal of Leadership, Accountability, and Ethics, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp. 44-57.

E. Cooper and Hatice Uzun (2012), “Directors with a Full Plate: The Impact of Busy Directors on Bank Risk,” Managerial Finance, Vol. 38, Issue 6, pp. 571-586..

E. Cooper and Nina Ross (2011), “Bridging the information gap between borrowers and microfinance lenders,” Global Business and Finance Review, Vol. 16, Issue 1, p. 1-14.

E. Cooper (2011), “Determinants of Off-Balance Sheet Usage in Private Banks,” Studies in Economics and Finance, Vol. 28, No. 4, p. 248-259.

E. Cooper, Karen Hogan, and Gerard Olson (2010), “Selecting Board of Directors for Socially Responsible Firms using a Multi Criteria Decision Model,” Applications of Management Science, Vol. 14, p. 59-78.

E. Cooper and H. Uzun (2010), “Regulatory Monitoring and the Impact of Ownership on Bank Risk,” Journal of Financial and Economic Practice, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p. 95-110.

Recent Presentations

“Pay Gap, Risk-Taking, and the Financial Crisis” at the Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico, November 2013.

“The Impact of Management Quality on Merger Outcomes” at the Midwest Finance Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL March 2013.

“An Evaluation of the Impact of Management Quality on Merger Outcomes” at the Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 2011.

“Is Bank Risk Difficult to Detect?” at the Eastern Finance Association Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA, April 2011.

“Is Bank Risk Difficult to Detect?” at the Southwestern Finance Association Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, March, 2011 (co-author presented).

“Directors with a Full Plate: The Impact of Busy Directors on Bank Risk” at the Global Conference on Business and Finance, Las Vegas, NV, Januuary, 2011 (co-author presented).

“Selecting Board of Directors for Socially Responsible Firms using a Multi Criteria Decision Model” at the Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC, 2010 (co-author presented).

“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 (co-author presented).