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Fred Bereskin

Associate Professor, PhD Coordinator
422 Cornell Hall

700 Tiger Avenue
Columbia, MO 65211

Fred Bereskin is an Associate Professor and PhD Coordinator in the Finance Department at the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri - Columbia. Dr. Fred Bereskin’s research focuses on empirical corporate finance. He earned his doctorate from the University of Rochester, and held previous faculty appointments at the University of Delaware and Drexel University. Prior to his Ph.D., Fred earned a Bachelor of Mathematics from Canada’s University of Waterloo. He’s been recognized for outstanding teaching achievement at numerous universities, and at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Fred is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and has served on several non-profit boards of directors. His previous industry experience includes roles in fixed-income at a large asset-management firm and in risk-management at two Canadian banks. 


PhD, Finance, University of Rochester


“Whistle Blowing, Forced CEO Turnover and Misconduct: The Role of Socially Minded Employees and Directors.” Management Science, Forthcoming. With Terry Campbell and Simi Kedia

Bereskin, F., Byun, S., Officer, M., & Oh, J. (2018). "The Effect of Cultural Similarity on Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from Corporate Social Responsibility." Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 53(5), 1995-2039. doi:10.1017/S0022109018000716

"The real effects of real earnings management: Evidence from innovation," with Po-Hsuan Hsu and Wendy Rotenberg. Contemporary Accounting Research, 35(1), Spring 2018

"Corporate philanthropy, research networks, and collaborative innovation," with Terry Campbell and Po-Hsuan Hsu. Financial Management, 45(1), Spring 2016.

"Mechanisms of board turnover: Evidence from backdating." with Clifford Smith. Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, 26(2), Spring 2014.