Micah Officer

Professor of Finance at Loyola Marymount University

Micah Officer is a Professor of Finance at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Micah has taught introductory and advanced finance classes at three major universities in Los Angeles (Loyola Marymount, UCLA, and USC) to students at all levels (undergraduates, MBA, and Executive MBA), with a specialized focus on valuation, financial modeling, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). In addition, he has run numerous day-long executive education (non-degree) courses in finance for groups of executives from local companies.

Dr. Officer has given lectures, seminars, and discussions about academic research in over 50 universities and conferences in more than 20 countries around the world. His research focuses on corporate finance and corporate governance issues, including M&A, leveraged buyouts, dividend policy, executive compensation, bankruptcy and financial distress, initial public offerings, and directors’ and officers’ liability insurance. This research has also resulted in a number of publications in top-tier finance journals, such as the Journal of Financial EconomicsJournal of FinanceJournal of BusinessJournal of Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Corporate Finance. Dr. Officer is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, and his paper titled “Inter-firm linkages and the wealth effects of financial distress along the supply chain” (co-authored with M. Hertzel, Z. Li, and K. Rodgers) won the Fama/DFA prize for best capital markets paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics in 2008.

He has been retained to serve as an expert in high-profile legal cases and submitted numerous expert reports in those matters.

He holds a Ph.D. in Finance and M.S. in Applied Economics from University of Rochester, as well as a B.C. in Finance & Economics from University of Auckland.