Mikael C. Bergbrant, Ph.D.

Associate ProfessorReed-McDermott Endowed Professorship
PhD, Finance, University of South FloridaMS, Finance, University of South FloridaBS, Management, Marketing, University of South Florida
Dr. Mikael C. Bergbrant is an Associate Professor of Finance, and the holder of the Reed-McDermott Professorship, in the department of Economics and Finance. He holds an MBA, MSF, and a Ph.D. from the University of South Florida and is a CFA charterholder. His research interests are in the areas of asset pricing, international finance and risk management. He is passionate about research, and has published articles in several influential journals such as the Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Financial Management. Dr. Bergbrant has won several awards for both his research and teaching while at St. Johns, amongst those the Excellence in Teaching award by the National Society of Leadership and Success. Dr. Bergbrant is actively engaged in the academic community, and often participates in academic conferences. He enjoys teaching research methods, as well as investments and valuation classes. He is currently the advisor of the Student Managed Investment Funds at St. Johns (valued in excess of $6M).

Teaching Interests

Research Methods, Investments, Security Valuation

Research Interests

International Finance, Risk Management, Exchange Rate Exposure, Empirical Asset Pricing, Market Efficiency

Courses Taught

FIN
LOND
FINANCE: LONDON
FIN
507
MANAGERIAL FINANCE
FIN
633
CORPORATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
FIN
634
INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
FIN
635
CAPITAL AND MONEY MARKETS
FIN
638
FIXED INCOME ANALYTICS
FIN
668
FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES
FIN
684
ASSET MANAGEMENT
FIN
700
SEMINAR IN FINANCE
FIN
3310
FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCE
FIN
3312
INVESTMENTS
FIN
4327
MANAGING INVESTMENT FUNDS I
FIN
4328
MANAGING INVESTMENT FUNDS II
FIN
4350
SEMINAR IN FINANCE

Select Publications

Journal Articles

Bergbrant, M. C., Hunter, D. M., and Kelly, P. J. (2018). Rivals’ Competitive Activities, Capital Constraints, and Firm Growth . Journal of Banking and Finance. vol. 97, pp. 87-108.

Bergbrant, M. C., and Hunter, D. M. (2018). (How) Do Credit Market Conditions Affect Firms’ Post-hedging Outcomes? Evidence from Bank Lending Standards and Firms’ Currency Exposure. Journal of Corporate Finance. vol. 50, pp. 203-222.

Bergbrant, M. C., Bradley, D. J., and Hunter, D. M. (2017). Can Credit Conditions Explain IPO Activities? Evidence from Share Issuance and Withdrawals. Journal of Financial Intermediation. vol. 29, pp. 32-45.

Bergbrant, M., and Kelly, P. (2016). Do Macro Economic Risks Explain Returns to Size, Value, and Momentum Factors?. Financial Management. vol. 45, pp. 809-844.

Bergbrant, M. C., Campbell, K. T., Hunter, D. M., and Owers, J. E. (2016). Does Deposit Insurance Retard the Development of Financial Markets?. Journal of Banking and Finance. vol. 66, pp. 102-125.

Bergbrant, M. C., Campbell, K., and Hunter, D. M. (2014). Firm-Level Competition and Exchange Rate Exposure: Evidence from a Global Survey of Firms. Financial Management. vol. 43, pp. 885-916.

Keywords:
  • Exchange Rates
  • Credit Constraints
  • Asset Pricing