Markus Schmid

Markus Schmid

Markus Schmid

Prof. Dr.

Mitglied Stv.

Büro 51-4013
Unterer Graben 21
9000 St. Gallen

June 2017 Engelbert Dockner Memorial Prize forthe best paper presented at the 2017 WU Gutmann Center Symposium for paper“Financial Advice and Bank Profits” (co-authored with D. Hoechle, S. Ruenzi,and N. Schaub). 

June 2013 BAI (Bundesverband Alternative Investments) Wissenschaftspreis 2013 for paper "Hedge Fund Liquidity and Performance: Evidence from the Financial Crisis" (co-authored with N. Schaub). 

Oct 2011 Best Paper Award at the 12th Workshop on Corporate Governance and Investment, Leipzig Graduate School of Management, for paper "Cash Holdings and Corporate Governance Around the World" (co-authored with M. Ammann and D. Oesch).
March 2010 Best Paper Award at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Swiss Finance Association for paper "Why and for how Long Do IPOs Underperform?" (co-authored with D. Hoechle).
June 2007 European Financial Management 2006 Top Download Award for paper "An Integrated Framework of Corporate Governance and Firm Valuation" (co-authored with S. Beiner, W. Drobetz and H. Zimmermann).
Apr 2006 Swiss Derivative Awards ’06: third prize for "DYNaMiX" certificate (based on working paper "Feasible Momentum Strategies - Evidence from the Swiss Stock Market")
Oct 2005 - Sept 2006 Research grant by ECOSCIENTIA Foundation
Oct 2004 - Sept 2005 Research grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Oct 2004 - Sept 2005 Research grant by the Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft (FAG), Basel
Oct 2005 Grant for print of dissertation by the Max Geldner-Stiftung
Jan 2005 "Nachwuchsförderpreis Wirtschaft" of the University of Basel and Basel’s private banks (sponsored by Baumann & Cie., Banquiers, E. Gutzwiller & Cie., Banquiers, and La Roche & Co., Banquiers): first prize for thesis "Three Essays on corporate Governance, Equity Capital Structure, and Corporate Diversification"


Empirical Corporate Finance; Corporate Governance; Household Finance


Swiss Society of Financial Market Research (SGF), Vice President
German Finance Association (DGF), Member
European Finance Association (EFA), Member
American Finance Association (AFA), Member  

Editorial Board

Managing Editor: Financial Markets and Portfolio Management (2012 - )

Co-Editor: Financial Markets and Portfolio Management (2010 - 2012) 


Finance (Bachelor in Business Administration)  

Corporate Finance (Master in Banking and Finance) 

Advanced Corporate Finance (Master in Banking and Finance)

Seminar Corporate Finance (joint with Prof. F. von Meyerinck) (Master in Banking and Finance)

Corporate Finance (Ph.D.)

Topics in Finance (Joint with Prof. M. Ammann) (Ph.D.)

Deutsches Ph.D.

Programm des VHBs (Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft), 2 Tage/Jahr


2010 Habilitation at the University of St. Gallen                                                 

2004 Ph.D. in Finance (Graduation to Dr. rer. pol.), University of Basel

2001 Diploma in Economics and Business Administration (Graduation to lic. rer. pol.), University of Basel  


Empirical Corporate Finance

Corporate Governance

Weitere Forschungsgebiete

Household Finance