Markus Schmid

Markus Schmid

Markus Schmid

Prof. Dr.
Vice Dean / Professor of Corporate Finance
Büro 51-4013
Unterer Graben 21
9000 St. Gallen
Publications Publications of Markus Schmid
Main Focuses Empirical Corporate Finance; Corporate Governance; Household Finance
Fields of research
  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
Further fields of research Household Finance

2010 Habilitation at the University of St. Gallen                                                 

2004 Ph.D. in Finance (Graduation to Dr. rer. pol.), University of Basel

2001 Diploma in Economics and Business Administration (Graduation to lic. rer. pol.), University of Basel 

Professional Career Aug 2010 - Jan 2012 Associate Professor of Finance, Chair for Corporate Governance, University of Mannheim
Oct 2006 - July 2010 Assistant Professor of Finance, Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance, University of St.Gallen, sponsored by Man Investments
April - May 2010 and May - June 2009 Visiting Scholar, Leonard N. Stern School of B, New York University
Sept 2005 - Sept 2006 Lecturer and Project Leader "Empirical Corporate Finance" at the Department of Finance, University of Basel
Sept 2004 - Aug 2005 Post Doctoral Visiting Scholar, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University (with Professor Ingo Walter)
Teaching Activities

Finance (Bachelor in Business Administration)  

Corporate Finance (Master in Banking and Finance) 

Advanced Corporate Finance (Master in Banking and Finance)

Seminar Corporate Finance (joint with Prof. F. von Meyerinck) (Master in Banking and Finance)

Corporate Finance (Ph.D.)

Topics in Finance (Joint with Prof. M. Ammann) (Ph.D.)  

Lecturer, VHB ProDok Ph.D. Program  

Affiliations Swiss Society of Financial Market Research (SGF), Vice President
German Finance Association (DGF), Member
European Finance Association (EFA), Member
American Finance Association (AFA), Member  

June 2017 Engelbert Dockner Memorial Prize forthe best paper presented at the 2017 WU Gutmann Center Symposium for paper "Financial Advice and Bank Profits" (co-authored with D. Hoechle, S. Ruenzi,and N. Schaub).

June 2013 BAI (Bundesverband Alternative Investments) Wissenschaftspreis 2013 for paper "Hedge Fund Liquidity and Performance: Evidence from the Financial Crisis" (co-authored with N. Schaub). 

Oct 2011 Best Paper Award at the 12th Workshop on Corporate Governance and Investment, Leipzig Graduate School of Management, for paper "Cash Holdings and Corporate Governance Around the World" (co-authored with M. Ammann and D. Oesch).
March 2010 Best Paper Award at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Swiss Finance Association for paper "Why and for how Long Do IPOs Underperform?" (co-authored with D. Hoechle).
June 2007 European Financial Management 2006 Top Download Award for paper "An Integrated Framework of Corporate Governance and Firm Valuation" (co-authored with S. Beiner, W. Drobetz and H. Zimmermann).
Apr 2006 Swiss Derivative Awards ’06: third prize for "DYNaMiX" certificate (based on working paper "Feasible Momentum Strategies - Evidence from the Swiss Stock Market")
Oct 2005 - Sept 2006 Research grant by ECOSCIENTIA Foundation
Oct 2004 - Sept 2005 Research grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Oct 2004 - Sept 2005 Research grant by the Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft (FAG), Basel
Oct 2005 Grant for print of dissertation by the Max Geldner-Stiftung
Jan 2005 "Nachwuchsförderpreis Wirtschaft" of the University of Basel and Basel’s private banks (sponsored by Baumann & Cie., Banquiers, E. Gutzwiller & Cie., Banquiers, and La Roche & Co., Banquiers): first prize for thesis "Three Essays on corporate Governance, Equity Capital Structure, and Corporate Diversification"

Editorial Board

Managing Editor: Financial Markets and Portfolio Management (2012 - )

Co-Editor: Financial Markets and Portfolio Management (2010 - 2012)  

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