Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

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Fred Bereskin

Assistant Professor
Cornell Hall
(573) 884-9709

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.



Ph.D. in Finance, University of Rochester


Journal Articles

“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 and innovation: The case of the pharmaceutical industry," with Po-Hsuan Hsu. Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, 28(2), Spring 2016.

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

"Do credit rating concerns lead to better corporate governance? Evidence from Korea," with Bushik Kim and Dongchuhl Oh. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 35(B), November 2015.

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

"CEO compensation contagion: Evidence from an exogenous shock," with David Cicero. Journal of Financial Economics, 107(2), February 2013.