Zsuzsanna Fluck is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University and the Director of the Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance. Before joining MSU, she served on the Finance faculty at the Stern School of Business, New York University between 1993 and 2001. During her years at NYU and MSU, she was a visiting professor at Oxford University, Princeton University, The London School of Economics, HEC (Paris), University of Paris-Dauphine, IHS-Vienna and the University of Vienna. In her sabbatical research semester in 2018 she was a visiting research professor at NYU Stern School Finance Department and at Columbia Graduate School of Business, Finance Department. Since 2003 Dr. Fluck has been a research fellow at the Davidson Institute of the University of Michigan. She holds a M.A and a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University. She also holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Budapest School of Economics. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Fluck worked in investment banking specializing in international joint ventures.
Dr. Zsuzsanna Fluck is an internationally-known leading academic expert on venture capital, private equity, entrepreneurial finance and innovation, financial contracting and security design, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. She has given numerous presentations at national and international academic conferences, including the American Economic Association, American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, European Finance Association, Financial Intermediation Research Society, CEPR and NBER Meetings, and at practitioner conferences. Her work is published in the top academic journals, including the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Business, the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Banking and Finance, among others. Dr. Fluck teaches Venture Capital/Private Equity and advanced corporate finance for MBA, undergraduate and Ph.D. students at Michigan State University. She received many prizes and awards for excellence in research and teaching, including best paper awards from the Glucksman Institute, the Chicago Quantitative Alliance and the French Syntec Conseil en Management; and the Lewis Quality of Excellence Award for Leadership and Innovation.. In 2012 she was recipient of the IBM Watson distinguished faculty award.