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Michael O'Doherty

Interim Department Chair, Associate Professor of Finance and Charles Jones Russell Distinguished Professor
401C Cornell Hall

Dr. O'Doherty's research interests include asset pricing, investments, financial econometrics, mutual funds and hedge funds. He has published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial EconomicsJournal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Management Science. He is the recipient of numerous college, industry and conference awards, most recently the 2018 TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security.

At the University of Missouri, Dr. O’Doherty has taught courses at the undergraduate, MBA, and PhD levels.


BS Chemical Engineering and Finance, Iowa State University, 2004; PhD Finance, University of Iowa, 2011


Cederburg, Scott, Michael S. O'Doherty, Feifei Wang, and Xuemin (Sterling) Yan, 2019, On the performance of volatility-managed portfolios, Forthcoming in Journal of Financial Economics.

Cederburg, Scott, and Michael S. O'Doherty, 2019, Understanding the risk-return relation: The aggregate wealth proxy actually matters, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics 37(4), 721-735.

Cederburg, Scott, Michael S. O'Doherty, N. E. Savin, and Ashish Tiwari, 2018, Conditional benchmarks and predictors of mutual fund performanceCritical Finance Review 7(2), 331-372.

Brown, David C., Scott Cederburg, and Michael S. O'Doherty, 2017, Tax uncertainty and retirement savings diversificationJournal of Financial Economics 126(3), 689-712.

O'Doherty, Michael S., N. E. Savin, and Ashish Tiwari, 2017, Hedge fund replication: A model combination approach, Review of Finance 21(4), 1767-1804.