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Miriam Schwartz-Ziv

Assistant Professor
Department: Finance
Eppley Center
667 N Shaw Ln Rm 338
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 884-6291
Curriculum Vitae
  • Biography

    Personal Website

    Prof. Schwartz-Ziv is an assistant professor in the Department of Finance at Michigan State University. She received her PhD in Finance from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was a research fellow at Harvard: at the Law School's Program on Corporate Governance, the Kennedy School, the Women and Public Policy Program, and the Safra Center for Ethics. She has also taught at Boston University and Northeastern University.

    Before beginning her academic career, Prof. Schwartz-Ziv worked in Israel as a financial analyst at the Israel Postal Bank and as a privatization economist at the Government Companies Authority (GCA). She was the GCA's representative on the boards of directors of several large Israeli corporations: the Electric Corporation, Postal Company/Postal Bank, and Coins and Medals Corporation.

    Prof. Schwartz-Ziv has published academic papers on boards and corporate governance in the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

  • Publications
    What do Boards Really Do? Evidence from Minutes of Board Meetings”, with Michael S. Weisbach, 2013. Journal of Financial Economics 108, p. 349–366.
    “Gender and Board Activeness: The Role of a Critical Mass” , Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis52, 751-780.
    “Blockholder Heterogeneity and the Dance between Blockholders”, with Charlie Hadlock. Review of Financial Studies, forthcoming.
  • Courses
    • FI 311: Financial Management