Christa H.S. Bouwman

Associate Professor 
Republic Bank Research Fellow

Biography

Christa Bouwman is Associate Professor of Finance and RepublicBank Research Fellow at Mays Business School at Texas A&M University; Fellow of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center at the University of Pennsylvania; and Research Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.  Bouwman was Associate Professor of Banking & Finance at Case Western Reserve University where she also held the Lewis-Progressive Chair; Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance at MIT’s Sloan School of Management; and Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Professor Bouwman’s research interests are in Financial Intermediation and Corporate Finance.  Her research papers have been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Banking & Finance, and MIT / Sloan Management Review.  She is co-author of Bank Liquidity Creation and Financial Crises” (Elsevier).  She is Associate Editor at the Review of Finance, the Journal of Banking & Finance, and Corporate Governance: An International Review.

She teaches the MBA and PMBA Intro Course in Corporate Finance and a PhD Seminar on Corporate Finance and Financial Intermediation.  She taught Corporate Finance and Financial Modeling / Valuation at Case Western Reserve University, MIT’s Sloan School of Management, the University of Michigan, and at the University of Amsterdam – The Netherlands.  She has been nominated for numerous undergraduate and MBA Excellence in Teaching awards.

Bouwman worked for five years (in Venture Capital, Project Finance Advisory, and Capital Structure Advisory) at ABN AMRO Bank, and as a part-time litigative consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice.

She received a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Michigan, an MBA from Cornell University, and a B.A. / M.A. in Economics and Business (cum laude) from the University of Groningen – the Netherlands.

Research Interests

Financial Intermediation, Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Behavioral Finance, and Corporate Governance