Marie Sushka

Professor/Dean's Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar
TEMPE Campus


Ph.D., Georgetown University; M.A., Economics, Georgetown University; M.A., Russian Area Studies, Georgetown University; B.A., Sweet Briar College

Research Areas
Banking; Corporate Governance; and Private Equity

Current Projects

"Exit of Private Equity by Secondary Public Offerings”

“Fairness in a Conflicted Going-concern Transaction: An Analysis of Affiliate Purchases of Parent-held Control Blocks"

“Monitoring, Liquidity, and Firm Value:  An Analysis of Corporate Secondary Public Offerings"


Arizona State University: 1984-present. Previous appointments: Georgia Institute of Technology, Boston University, University of Georgia

Career and Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
The Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Visiting Professorship, Hong Kong, 2008; Dean's Council of 100, Distinguished Scholar

Professional Leadership and Service
Ad Hoc Reviewer: Journal of Finance, American Economic Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Economic History; Second Paris Corporate Finance Spring Conference Program Committee, 2010; First Paris Corporate Finance Spring Conference Program Committee, 2009; FMA Annual Meeting Program Committee, 2006; Program Committee European Finance Association 2015; Program Committee ASU Sonora Conference 2012-2017.

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
Economist, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Division of Research and Statistics, 1970-1976; Associate Researcher, RAND Corporation, 1969-1970

Representative Publications:

“Freedom of Choice between Unitary and Two-tier Boards:  An Empirical Analysis," with F. Belot, E. Ginglinger, M. Slovin,  Journal of Financial Economics, 112, (3), (June 2014), 364-385. 

“Large Shareholder Diversification, Corporate Risk Taking, and the Benefits of Changing to Differential Voting Rights,” with S. Bauguess and M. Slovin, Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 36, No. 4, (April 2012), 1244-1253.

"Equity or Cash? The Signal Sent by the Way You Pay," with U. Hege, Harvard Business Review, 87 (5), May 2009.

"Equity and Cash in Intercorporate Asset Sales: Theory and Evidence," U. Hege, S. Lovo, and M. Slovin, Review of Financial Studies, 22 (2), February 2009, 681-714.

"Analyzing Joint Ventures as Corporate Control Activities," with M. Slovin and T. Mantecon, Journal of Banking and Finance, 31 (8), August 2007, 2365-2382.