Dr. 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 US 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.

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


Stanford University, PhD in Economics and BS in Industrial Engineering

University of Michigan, MBA

University of California, Berkeley, MA in Economics