Zoran Ivkovich is a professor in the Department of Finance at the Michigan State University. He holds the MSU Federal Credit Union Chair in Financial Institutions and Investments. He earned a Ph.D. in finance from Yale University. Before joining MSU in 2007, he was on the faculty in the Department of Finance at the University of Illinois from 2001 to 2007. Ivkovich’s research interests revolve around three broad, yet intertwined themes: asymmetric information in financial markets; individual investor behavior; and the mutual fund industry. He has published articles in several leading finance and economics journals: The American Economic Review, The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies, and The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. In addition to being cited extensively in the academic literature, his research has also been cited in numerous media outlets such as Barron’s, Chicago Tribune, Financial Times, Forbes, New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Smart Money, Thomson Media, Wall Street Journal, and Wall Street Week with Fortune (online).

Zoran is also the President of the Association of Croatian American Professionals Education & Social Sciences Section.


  • Ph.D. in Management (Finance), Yale University, 2002
  • Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences, University of Delaware, 1995
  • B.S. in Computer Science, University of Zagreb, 1988

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