Marko Svetina

Associate Professor of Finance
Marko Svetina
(619) 260-4869
Office Location
Olin Hall 209
  • PhD, Arizona State University, Tempe, Finance
  • MS, Iowa State University, Economics
  • BA, University of Northern Iowa, Economics
Areas of Expertise

Selected Publications

  • Impact of European Commission regulation on US domestic M & A's, Journal of Multinational Financial Management (forthcoming)
  • Negative Earnings Surprises: When is the Glass Half-Full?, Managerial Finance
  • Short-Sale Constraints and Securities Lending by Exchange-Traded Funds, Managerial Finance
  • Analyst Coverage of Acquiring Firms and Value Creation in Cross-Border Acquisitions, Journal of Multinational Financial Management
  • "Managerial Motives in Mergers: Propensity Score Matching Approach"", Managerial and Decision Economics


Marko Svetina is an associate professor of finance in the School of Business Administration 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).