Michael J Cooper
  • A. Blaine Huntsman Presidential Chair in Finance, Finance Department
  • Chair, Department of Finance
  • Chair Department of Finance


Professor Cooper's primary research and teaching interests are in the area of investments. His current research is focused on equity returns predictability, related data-snooping issues, and the behavior of mutual fund investors. Professor Cooper's research has appeared in numerous academic journals including the Journal of Business, the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Finance, and The Review of Financial Studies. His research has won several awards, including the 2000 Barclays Global Investors Award from the European Finance Association. His research has been frequently covered in the popular press, with citations in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Financial Times, and many others.