Richard Marcus

Richard D. Marcus

  • Associate Professor Emeritus, Finance


PhD, Economics, University of Chicago
MS, Finance, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, Economics, University of Chicago
AB, Economics, University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Marcus’ research is in corporate finance and economics. His recent research includes sustainable and internal growth rates of firms in the presence of economics of scale, municipal bond finance, and international transfer pricing. Dr. Marcus teaches Principles of Finance, Business Economics, and EMBA Corporate Economics.

Professional Activities

His academic articles have appeared in the Financial ReviewSouthern Economic JournalLand EconomicsEconomic ModelingJournal of Finance and EconomicsManagerial and Decision EconomicsJournal of Business ForecastingEconomics of Education ReviewJournal of Educational StatisticsJournal of Marketing for Higher EducationJournal of Economic and Social MeasurementIdeas on LibertyNew AccountantRecent Developments in International Banking and Finance (chapter on diversification), Global Business and Finance Review, and International Review of Accounting, Banking, and Finance. In addition, he has published several editions of a book on managerial economics, as well as contributed book reviews in the Wall Street Review of BooksAccounting EducationJournal of Financial Education, and the Journal of Finance. He publishes applied financial work in the TSA Investor and occasional economic forecasts in BizTimes Milwaukee.

Recent public presentations include: "Taking the Economy's Temperature," and "Short Cycles: The Economy Swings in Short Cycles within Longer Cycles and How We Can Use These Patterns to Forecast for Four to Five Quarters Ahead."

Dr. Marcus’ service includes being the Chair of the Lubar Executive Committee, UWM Faculty Senate parliamentarian, and member and past chair of the UWM Honorary Degrees Committee. He currently serves as the faculty advisor to the UWM Student Investment Club, which manages a real money portfolio of stocks.

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