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James E. Hodder

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University of Wisconsin School of Business
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James E. Hodder, Emeritus Professor of Finance at the Wisconsin School of Business, has taught courses, conducted research, and been an expert witness in the areas of corporate finance, derivative securities, and international finance.

While at Wisconsin, he held the Charles and Laura Albright Chair in Finance, was a Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Business, and twice (2004-2008 and 2011-2012) served as chair of the school’s Department of Finance, Investment, and Banking. He also directed (1995-2004) the school’s Quantitative Master’s in Finance program, which prepared students with advanced degrees in disciplines such as Physics for positions as quantitative specialists at financial institutions. Prior to joining the Wisconsin School of Business, Professor Hodder was on the faculty at Stanford University from 1978-1992 in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. He won teaching awards at both Stanford and Wisconsin.

During 2013-2014, Dr. Hodder was an Economic Fellow at the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), working primarily on issues regarding Systemically Important Financial Institutions and Hedge Funds. He also worked for the SEC on a long-distance and part-time basis during 2015-2017.

Professor Hodder has published over three dozen articles in a wide range of journals including the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of International Economics, Operations Research, Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the European Journal of Operational Research, and Journal of the Japanese and International Economies.

Recovering Delisting Returns of Hedge Funds
June 2014
James E. Hodder, Jens Carsten Jackwerth, and Olga Kolokolova
Published in Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp. 797-815
Incentive Contracts and Hedge Fund Management
December 2007
James E. Hodder and Jens Carsten Jackwerth
Published in Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Volume 42, No. 4, pp. 811-826
Multinational Capital Structure and Financial Flexibility
December 2000
James E. Hodder and Kuljot Singh
Published in Journal of International Money and Finance, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp. 853-884
International Capital Structure Equilibrium
December 1990
James E. Hodder and Lemma W. Senbet
Published in Journal of Finance, Volume 45, Issue 5, pp. 1495–1516
Valuing Flexibility as a Complex Option
June 1990
James E. Hodder and A. J. Triantis
Published in Journal of Finance Volume 45, Issue 2, pp. 549–565
Evaluation of Manufacturing Investments: A Comparison of U.S. and Japanese Practices
Published in Financial Management

This article has also been reprinted in Stephen H. Archer and Halbert S. Kerr, eds., Readings and Cases in Corporate Finance, McGraw-Hill, 1988.

Pitfalls in Evaluating Risky Projects
January 1985
James E. Hodder and Henry E. Riggs
Published in Harvard Business Review

This article has also been reprinted in Managing Projects and Programs, Harvard Business School Press, 1989 and as Chapter 3 in Kim B. Clark and Steven C. Wheelwright, eds., The Product Development Challenge, Harvard Business School Press, 1995.

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