Prof. Dr. Markus Schmid is a Professor of Corporate Finance at the University of St.Gallen, Member of the School of Finance, and Managing Director of the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance. He is also a Faculty Member of the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) and a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) in Brussels.
He studied economics and business administration with an emphasis on corporate finance, financial economics, and international economics at the University of Basel and holds a PhD in finance also from the University of Basel. He spent a year as a research scholar at Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, and another year as a post-doc at the Department of Finance of the University of Basel, before becoming an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance at the University of St.Gallen. Before his current appointment, he was an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Mannheim.
His research interests are mainly in the areas empirical corporate finance, corporate governance, and household finance. His research has been published in the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Finance, The Accounting Review, Management Science, and the Journal of Financial Intermediation, among others. From 2010 to 2012 he was co-editor and as of 2012 he is the managing editor of the Financial Markets and Portfolio Management Journal. He is also a Co-Chair of the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Financial Market Research (SGF) and a member of multiple scientific advisory boards.