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Patty Bick, PhD

Patty Bick, PhD
Assistant Professor of Finance
College of Business
Finance, Operations Management and International Business
918-631-2946 Helmerich Hall Room 118-A

Education

PhD – Pennsylvania State University MS – University of Southern California MBA – University of Vermont BS – University of Southern California

Bio

Patty Bick received her undergraduate degree and masters degree in electrical engineering from University of Southern California. She worked as systems engineer for a government satellite communications program for five years. After having three kids, she changed her career path and received her MBA from The University of Vermont, followed by a Ph.D. from Penn State. Her research interests include mergers and acquisitions and executive compensation.

Research Interests

Corporate Finance, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation

Teaching Interests

Corporate Finance, financial markets and institutions, investments

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Bick, Patty, and Matthew Crook. “The Effects of Mutual Funds on M&A Compensation.” Journal of Financial Research (2018): n. pag. Print.

  • Bick, Patty et al. “Does Distance Matter in Mergers and Acquisitions?” Journal of Financial Research 40.1 (2017): 33–54. Print.

  • Bick, Patty et al. “Proximity to Urban Centers in Mergers and Acquisitions.” Ed. Don Johnson. Managerial Finance 43.11 (2017): 1292–1308. Print.

  • Bick, Patty. “Does the Overconfidence of the CEO Affect Its Pay Structure?” Journal of Finance and Economics 3.5 (2015): 86–96. Print.

  • Bick, Patty. “Mutual Fund Activism on M&A Compensation.” Journal of Empirical Finance (2018): n. pag. Print.

Courses Taught

  • Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • Business Finance
  • Investment Analysis and Management
  • Financial Institutions and Markets

Professional Affiliations

  • The American Finance Association
  • Financial Management Association