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B.A., Hendrix College; MA, University of Arkansas; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Area of Expertise:
International investments, financial markets, portfolio management, utility and energy markets and related policy
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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