Marko Svetina, Ph.D.

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Marko Svetina, Ph.D.

Marko Svetina, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Finance

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Phone | (619) 260-4869
Office | Olin Hall 209

    Associate Professor of Finance

    • Ph.D. Arizona State University, Tempe, Finance
    • M.S. Iowa State University, Economics
    • B.A. University of Northern Iowa, Economics

    Marko Svetina is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of San Diego. His research interests include exchange-traded funds (ETFs), mergers and acquisitions (domestic and cross-border), the impact of local clienteles on the precision of analyst forecasts, and share repurchases. His work has been published in Journal of Applied Finance, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Managerial and Decision Economics, and Managerial Finance.

    Marko has taught Financial Management and Investments courses at the undergraduate level and Investment Banking and Financial Management and Analysis in the MBA program. He was a recipient of multiple teaching and research awards: Steber Fellowship (2013, 2012), SBA Dual Excellence Award (2011), Professor of the Year (2013, 2010), IB Research Award, MSGL Professor of Impact (2013), MBA Cohort Outstanding Professor (2010), and IMBA Cohort Outstanding Professor (2009).

    Selected Current Research

    Conference Proceeding

    Deshpande, S.,Svetina, M.,Zhu, P. (2011). Cross-Border Acquisitions and Analysts' Earnings Forecasts. Papers & Proceedings of the 38th Annual AEF Meeting, 35

    Journal Article, Academic Journal

    Deshpande, S.,Svetina, M. (2014). Negative Earnings Surprises: When is the Glass Half-Full?. Managerial Finance , 40 (8), 804 - 820.

    Bansal, N.,McKeon, R.,Svetina, M. (2013). Short-Sale Constraints and Securities Lending by Exchange-Traded Funds. Managerial Finance, 39 (5), 444-456.

    Deshpande, S.,Svetina, M.,Zhu, P. (2012). Analyst Coverage of Acquiring Firms and Value Creation in Cross-Border Acquisitions. Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 22 (5), 212-229.

    Svetina, M. (2012). "Managerial Motives in Mergers: Propensity Score Matching Approach"". Managerial and Decision Economics, 33 (7-8), 537-547.

    Deshpande, S.,Svetina, M. (2011). Does Local News Matter to Investors?. Managerial Finance, 37 (12), 1190-1212.

    Svetina, M. (2010). Exchange Traded Funds: Performance and Competition. Journal of Applied Finance, 20 (2), 130-145.