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University of Colorado Denver Business School, offering Bachelor, MBA, MS, and PhD degrees

Business School, University of Colorado Denver
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Elizabeth Cooperman, Professor of Finance and Managing for Sustainability

Courses:

  • Financial Markets and Institutions (FNCE 3600, Online)
  • Financial Institution Management (FNCE 6360, Online)
  • Short-term Financial Management (FNCE 6450, Online)
  • Entrepreneurial Financial Management (ENTP 6824, Online)

Teaching Philosophy:

I specialize in online teaching, giving students flexibility around busy scheduled. My philosophy is to try to make courses very interactive and fun, and to help students to learn by doing, and also to make difficult material accessible and interesting and to encourage critical thinking.

Expertise

  • Financial Institution Management
  • Entrepreneurial Financial Management
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Sustainability/Social Activists/Corporate Social Responsibility

Education

  • Ph.D., Finance, University of Georgia
  • MBA, Finance Specialization, University of Georgia
  • MA, English and Creative Writing, University of Denver
  • BA, Psychology, Tulane University, Newcomb College

Honors and Activities

  • Co-Director, Managing for Sustainability Program
  • Co-Editor, International Review of Accounting, Banking and Finance
  • Laube Community Impact Award Managing for Sustainability Team, 2015
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Business School, CU Denver, 2009
  • Outstanding Service Award, Business School, CU Denver, 2004
  • Outstanding Service Award to the Finance Profession as President of the MFA, 2002
  • Past President, Midwest Finance Association

Research Publications

Books

  • Cooperman, E.S. (with Fred Andreas, Blair Gifford, and Graham Russell, Co-editors). A Simple Path to Sustainability: Green Business Strategies for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses. Praeger (ABC-CLIO), 2011.
  • Cooperman, E.S. Managing Financial Institutions: A Sustainability Approach, Routledge, forthcoming, 2017.
  • Cooperman, E.S. Managing Financial Institution, 5th edition, (with Mona Gardner and Dixie Mills), Southwestern/Thomson Publishing), 2005.
  • Cooperman, E.S. Managing Financial Institutions: An Asset Liability Approach, 4th edition (with Mona Gardner and Dixie Mills), Southwestern/Thomson Learning, 2000.

Published Articles

  • Cooperman, E.S. with Michael Mannino. “Benefit Enhancement in Public Employee Defined Benefit Pension Plans: Evidence from Three Sources.” International Review of Accounting, Banking and Finance, Vol. 7 (3), Fall/Winter 2015, 93-136.
  • Cooperman, E.S. with John Byrd and Ken Bettenhausen.“ Organizational Commitment to Climate Change and GHG Reductions.” International Review of Accounting Banking and Finance, Vol. 7 (2), Summer, 2015, 114-145.
  • Cooperman, E. S. with John Byrd. Carbon Bubble & Divestment Trouble: Investor Reactions: An Analysis, May 2015, Journal of Environmental Investing 6 (1), 75-86.
  • Cooperman, E.S. with John Byrd and Ken Bettenhausen, “Determinants of Corporate Carbon Reduction Targets,” Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, 2014, Volume 10 (4), 271-289.
  • Cooperman, E.S. with John Byrd. “Let’s Talk: An Analysis of the Vote vs. Negotiated Withdrawal Decision for Social Activist Environmental Health Shareholder Resolutions” The Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment, June 2014 Vol. 4(3), 230-248.
  • Cooperman, E.S. with John Byrd and Kenneth Bettenhausen. “Context-Based Sustainability and Corporate CO2 Reduction Targets: Are Companies Moving Fast Enough? International Review of Accounting, Banking and Finance (Fall/Winter 2013), Vol. 5 (3/4), 87-104.
  • Cooperman, E. S. “The Greening of Finance: A Brief Overview, International Review of Accounting, Banking and Finance (Spring 2013), Vo. 5 (1), 42-59.
  • Cooperman. E.S. with John Byrd. Do Shareholder Proposals Affect Corporate Climate Change Reporting and Policies? International Review of Accounting, Banking and Finance (Summer 2012), Vol. 4 (2), 99-126.
  • Cooperman, E.S. with Michael Mannino, “Surplus Deferred Pension Compensation for Long-term K12 Employees: An Empirical Analysis for the Denver Public School Retirement System and Four State Plans, “ Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Cambridge University Press, (July 2011), Vol.10 (3). 457-483.
  • Cooperman, E.S. with John Byrd and Kenneth Bettenhausen, “Environmental Risk and Shareholder Returns: Evidence from the Announcement of the Toxic 100 Index,” International Review of Accounting, Banking, and Finance, (Fall 2010), Vol. 2(3), 28-45.
  • Cooperman, E.S. with John Byrd and Glenn Wolfe, “Director Tenure and the Compensation of Bank CEOs,” Managerial Finance, (2010), 36(2), pp. 86-102.
  • Cooperman, E.S. with Michael Mannino, “Deferred Compensation in Public Defined Benefits Plans: Evidence from Colorado PERA,” Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Cambridge University Press (Jan. 2009), Vol. 8(1), 35-61.
  • Cooperman, E.S. with John Byrd and Glenn Wolfe, “Another Look at Director Independence,” International Review of Accounting, Banking, and Finance, (April 2009), Vol.1 (1), 76-91.
  • Cooperman, E.S. with Fatma Cebenoyan and Sinan Cebenoyan, “Regulatory Regime Changes and Acquisition Attributes: The Case of Commercial Bank and Thrift Acquisitions of Thrifts,” Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting, University of Nebraska, (Winter 2009), Vol. 47 (1),.27-52.
  • Cooperman, E.S., with John Byrd and Glenn Wolfe, “Governance Structure and the Compensation of Bank CEOs,” Western Decision Science Association Proceedings, 2007.
  • Cooperman, E. S. “Managerial Cost Inefficiency and Takeovers of U.S. Thrifts,” with F. Cebenoyan and A. S. Cebenoyan, Multinational Finance Journal, Special Issue on Banking, (Anthony Saunders, editor), Vol. 9 (1 & 2, 2005), 23-42.
  • Cooperman, E. S. “Ownership Structure, Charter Value, and Risk-Taking Behavior for Thrifts,” with A. S. Cebenoyan and C. A. Register. Financial Management, (Spring 1999), Vol. 28(1), 43-60.
  • Cooperman, E. S. “Cost Inefficiency and the Holding of Nontraditional Assets by Solvent Stock Thrifts” with A. S. Cebenoyan, C. A. Register, and S. C. Hudgins. Real Estate Economics, (November 1998), Vol. 26(4), pp. 696-718.
  • Cooperman, E. S. “Further Evidence on Equity Market Contagion: The FSLIC’s Solvency and the Liquidity Crisis of Financial Corporation of America” with W. B. Lee, G. A. Wolfe, and J. A. Verbrugge, The Financial Review, (November 1998), Vol. 33(4), 93-106.
  • Cooperman, E. S. “Deregulation, Reregulation, Equity Ownership, and S&L Risk-Taking” with A. S. Cebenoyan and C. A. Register. Financial Management (Autumn 1995), Vol. 24, 63-76.
  • Cooperman, E. S. “S&L Capital Market Contagion and the 1985 Ohio Thrift Crisis.” with G. A. Wolfe, J. A. Verbrugge, and W. B. Lee. The Financial Review. (February 1995), Vol. 30, 61-82.
  • Cooperman, E. S. “An Analysis of the Underwriter Selection Process for Initial Public Offerings” with G. A. Wolfe and S. P. Ferris. Journal of Financial Research. (Spring 1994), Vol. 17, 77-90.
  • Cooperman, E. S. “Firm Efficiency and the Regulatory Closure of S&Ls: An Empirical Investigation” with A. S. Cebenoyan and C. A. Register. Review of Economics and Statistics. (August 1993), No. 3, 540-545.
  • Cooperman, E. S. “The Relative Efficiency of Stock vs. Mutual S&Ls: A Stochastic Cost Frontier Approach” with A. S. Cebenoyan, C. A. Register, and S. C. Hudgins. Journal of Financial Services Research. (June, 1992), Vol. 7, 151-170.
  • Cooperman, E. S. “An Analysis and Recommendation for Prestigious Underwriter Participation in IPOS” with S. P. Ferris, J. S. Hiller, and G. A. Wolfe. Journal of Corporation Law. (Spring 1992), Vol. 17, 581-603.M
  • Cooperman, E. S. “The 1985 Ohio Thrift Crisis, the FSLIC’s Solvency, and Rate Contagion for Retail CDs” with W. B. Lee and G. A. Wolfe. Journal of Finance. (July 1991), Vol. 47, 919-941.
  • Cooperman, E. S. “Geographical Integration and the Retail CD-Pricing Decisions of Large Depository Institutions” with W. B. Lee and J. P. Lesage. Review of Economics and Statistics. (August, 1991) Vol. 73, 546-552.
  • Cooperman, E. S. “Excess Pension Asset Reversions and Corporate Acquisition Activity” with D. A. Cather and G. A. Wolfe. Journal of Business Research (December 1991), Vol. 23, 337-348.
  • Cooperman, E. S. “Commercial Bank and Thrift Interdependence and Local Market Competition for Retail Certificates of Deposit” with J. A. Lesage and W. B. Lee. Journal of Financial Services Research (March 1990), Vol. 4, 37-51.
  • Cooperman, E. S. “A Reassessment of the ‘Excess Return Phenomenon’ for Initial Public Offerings of Common Stock” with G. A. Wolfe. Journal of Applied Business Research. (Winter 1990), Vol. 6, 40-50.
  • Cooperman, E. S. “Conglomerates in the 1980s: A Performance Appraisal” with W. B. Lee. Financial Management. (Spring 1989), 45-54.
  • Cooperman, E. S. “Empirical Tests of Two Alternative Models of the Banking Firm” with J. F. Sinkey. The Journal of the Midwest Finance Association. (Spring 1989), Vol. 17, 95-111.
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