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Leigh Riddick

Associate Professor Department of Finance and Real Estate

Professor Riddick's recent research investigates the impact of TBTF international financial regulation on large international insurance firms. Additional research interests include international portfolio choice, with a focus on the home asset bias puzzle, and corporate cash policy. Her most recent publications include an article in the Journal of Finance, and an edited book on international finance with Oxford University Press. Other papers appear in the Journal of Empirical Finance, the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Journal of Regulatory Economics. Prof. Riddick's teaching interests include managerial economics and strategy, introductory finance, investments and portfolio management. Prof. Riddick has just completed her term as the Chair of the Faculty Council in the Kogod School of Business, and she has previously served as Faculty Trustee on the American University Board of Trustees, Chair of the Faculty Senate, and as as Department Chair and Director of the M.S. in Finance Program in KSB. She has also served as a Board Member of the Eastern Finance Association. Prior to joining KSB, Prof. Riddick was on the faculty of Emory University. Before she received her Ph.D., Prof. Riddick was a regulatory economist for the Public Service Commissions of Arkansas and Wisconsin, and was active in the implementation of marginal cost pricing standards in the public utility area. She also worked as a regulatory utility consultant and served a member of the Research Advisory Committee for the National Regulatory Research Institute at Ohio State University. She has testified on professional issues in U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court, and before utility regulatory bodies in various states.


B.A., Hendrix College; MA, University of Arkansas; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

KSB - Finance and Real Estate
Kogod - 45
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(202) 885-1944

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Area of Expertise: International investments, financial markets, portfolio management, utility and energy markets and related policy

Additional Information: Leigh Riddick's
most recent publication covered firm cash policy and appeared in the Journal of Finance. Currently she is working on A Survey of International Finance for Oxford University Press with Professor Kent Baker. Additional research interests include the home asset bias puzzle and international bankruptcy. Her teaching interests include managerial economics and strategy, introductory finance, investments, and portfolio management. She previously served as department chair and as director of the MS in finance program and is currently past chair of the Faculty Senate and a faculty trustee on the AU Board of Trustees. Before joining American University, she was a faculty member at Emory University. Prior to receiving her PhD, Riddick was a regulatory economist and consultant and a member of the Research Advisory Committee for the National Regulatory Research Institute.

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