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Martin Cherkes

Martin Cherkes

Joined Stern 2014

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 9-53
New York, NY 10012

E-mail mcherkes@stern.nyu.edu


Martin Cherkes is a Visiting Associate Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business; he teaches a course in Futures and Options.

A native of Russia, he holds degrees from Novosibirsk State University (M. Sc., Mathematics) , Tel Aviv University, (MA , Economics) and from the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., Economics).

Prof Cherkes spent many years on Wall Street working in research and managerial capacities at Chase Manhattan Bank, at Continental Illinois and at Barclays Bank (where he was Senior VP and Global product manager for commodity risk management). In 1988 he was appointed alternate Board Member of the International Swap Dealers Association.

Prof. Cherkes went back to academe to teach at Wharton (1994-1997), Princeton (1997-2005), and Columbia (2006-2014).

His research areas include

  • closed-end funds;
  • issues in corporate finance and in Palm-3Com puzzle,
  • IPO underpricing
  • liquidity premium issues

Prof. Cherkes received the "Outstanding Professor" Award (1996) at Wharton and the Best Paper Award at the Utah Winter Finance conference (2006).

He speaks English , Hebrew, Russian , Ukrainian , German and Yiddish.

Research Interests

  • Closed-end funds
  • Issues in corporate finance and in Palm-3Com puzzle
  • IPO underpricing
  • Liquidity premium issues

Courses Taught

  • Futures & Options

Academic Background

M.A., Economics
Tel Aviv University

M.Sc., Mathematics
Novosibirsk State University

Ph.D., Economics
University of Pennsylvania