Patty Bick PhD

Assistant Professor of Finance Collins College of Business
School of Finance, Operations Management and International Business
Curriculum Vitae [PDF]


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.

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
M.B.A., University of Vermont
M.S., University of Southern California
B.S., University of Southern California

Corporate Finance, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation

Corporate Finance, financial markets and institutions, investments

The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Journal Articles

Bick, Patty et al. “Does Distance Matter in Mergers and Acquisitions?” Journal of Financial Research 40.1 (2017): 33–54. 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, P, Chiang, W., Huang, S., and Sun, L. (2015) “Corporate Social Responsibility and ASC 820 Hierarchy: Evidence from Responsible CSR Activities” International Journal of Revenue Management, Vol. 8, Nos. 3/4, 2015, pp. 299 - 323

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. “Proximity to Urban Centers in Mergers and Acquisitons.” Ed. Don Johnson. Managerial Finance 43.11 (2018): 1292–1308. Print.

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

The American Finance Association
Financial Management Association

FIN 3003 Business Finance
FIN 3023 Financial Institutions and Markets I
FIN 7023 Investment Analysis and Management