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Michael O'Doherty

Professor of Finance and Charles Jones Russell Distinguished Professor
362 Cornell Hall

700 Tiger Avenue
Columbia, MO 65211

Michael O'Doherty is a Professor of Finance and the Charles Jones Russell Distinguished Professor at the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri. 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 AnalysisManagement Science, and Review of Finance. He is the recipient of numerous college, industry, and conference awards, including 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. He currently serves as the PhD Program Coordinator for the Department of Finance.


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


Kothari, Pratik, and Michael S. O'Doherty, 2023, Job postings and aggregate stock returns, Journal of Financial Markets 64 (3), 100804.

Cederburg, Scott, Travis L. Johnson, and Michael S. O'Doherty, 2023, On the economic significance of stock return predictability, Review of Finance 27 (2), 619-657.

Anarkulova, Aizhan, Scott Cederburg, and Michael S. O'Doherty, 2022, Stocks for the long run? Evidence from a broad sample of developed marketsJournal of Financial Economics 143 (1), 409-433.

Cederburg, Scott, Michael S. O'Doherty, Feifei Wang, and Xuemin (Sterling) Yan, 2020, On the performance of volatility-managed portfolios, Journal of Financial Economics 138 (1), 95-117.

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.