Dick Marcus, Associate Professor of Finance and Managerial Economics and Chair, Lubar Executive Committee

Office: S430F Lubar Hall

E-mail me at: marcus@uwm.edu

UWM Homepage: http://www4.uwm.edu/business/faculty/busfaculty/marcus.cfm

My Homepage: https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/marcus/www/

Phones: office (414) 229-4103 or home (414) 228-7731

International Corporate Economics 752 provides tools and arguments for thinking like an economist, especially focusing on global issues. Cluster 4 is designed to have a global focus. Although some traditional issues of competition, monopoly, elasticities, and oligopoly are covered, they are used to study things like foreign exchange rates. Our book is International Economics by Thomas Pugel from the Stern School at New York University. It bubbles with the excitement of world events and uses the incisiveness of economic analysis to understand our world.

I teach finance and economics classses. My research includes international market integration issues, international diversification, defaults, product recalls, and price discrimination. I explore competition in underwriting of municipal bonds. My most recent publication is, “Hands in the Cookie Jar: The Case of Management Buyouts,” International Review of Accounting, Banking and Finance, Vol. 3, Number 1, Spring 2011, pp. 43-70, with Chen and Kim.

I enjoy being the the faculty advisor for the UWM Student Investment Club and the Parliamentarian for the UWM Faculty Senate. I am a member for many years of a monthly book club on fantasy called the Burrahobbits (See: https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/marcus/www/Burrahobbits.html

For the past ten years I have been singing in the Midwest Vocal Express ( www.mve.org), which is an a cappella male chorus. The chorus and I have competed in an international competitions in Montreal (2003), Louisville (2004), Salt Lake City (2005), Indianapolis (2006), Denver (2007), Nashville (2008), Anaheim (2009), and Philadelphia (2010). On July 6, 2012, we will be competing in Portland, Oregon. You can check us out on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/MidwestVocalExpress

My wife, Kandy, is a former social worker that now battles multiple sclerosis. We have a daughter, who graduated from UWM in May 2007 as an English major, earned a Masters at SUNY Oswego as a middle and high school English teachers, is currently unemployed as a teacher, and lives in Watertown, New York. Her husband is in the military at Ft. Drum, New York.

I taught in the EMBA Program at Cleveland State University for several years before coming to UWM in 1985. Links to the two homepages listed above give more detail on my activities. For the exceptionally curious, a list of publications is avaiable at: https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/marcus/www/pubs.html

Education:

A.B., Economics, University of Michigan

M.A., Economics, University of Chicago

M.S., Finance, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ph.D., Economics, University of Chicago