Christa H.S. Bouwman

Patricia & Bookman Peters Professor of Finance


Christa Bouwman is Patricia & Bookman Peters Professor of Finance at Mays Business School at Texas A&M University; Fellow of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center at the University of Pennsylvania; and Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). Bouwman was Acting and Interim Department Head at Mays Business School; 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; Research Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; and Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C.

She helped raise over $21 million for the department since 2021. Under her leadership, the department was named the Adam C. Sinn ’00 Department of Finance in 2021. She was instrumental in creating the Adam C. Sinn ’00 Center for Investment Management in 2022.

Professor Bouwman’s research interests are in Financial Intermediation and Corporate Finance.  She is Director of the Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS). She is former Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Financial Intermediation (JFI) and former Associate Editor of the Review of Finance (RoF), the Journal of Banking & Finance (JBF), and Corporate Governance: An International Review. Her research papers have been published in the American Economic Review (AER), Journal of Political Economy (JPE), Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Review of Financial Studies (RFS), Journal of Financial Intermediation (JFI), Journal of Financial Stability (JFS), Journal of Corporate Finance (JCF), Journal of Banking & Finance (JBF), and MIT / Sloan Management Review. She is a co-author of the book “Bank Liquidity Creation and Financial Crises” (Elsevier).

She has taught the MBA and PMBA Intro Courses in Corporate Finance, an EMBA Mergers & Acquisitions Course, specialized programs for Executives, 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 at ABN AMRO Bank (in Venture Capital, Project Finance Advisory, and Capital Structure Advisory), and as a part-time litigation 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