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

Research Statement

Professor Cooper's primary research and teaching interests are in the area of investments. His current research is focused on equity returns predictability, data-snooping issues in return predictability studies, the effects of firm political donations on stock returns, and the behavior of mutual fund investors.


  • Mike Cooper & Hendrik Bessembinder and Feng Zhang, The Review of Financial Studies, 32, pages 75–125, 2019 (2019). “Characteristic-Based Benchmark Returns and Corporate Events”. The Review of Financial Studies, 32, pages 75–125, 2019. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 03/01/2019.
  • Mike Cooper & Stefano Gubellini (2011). The Critical Role of Conditioning Information in Determining if Value is Really Riskier than Growth. Journal of Empirical Finance. Vol. 18, 289-305. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 06/2011.