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Jason Kotter

Assistant Professor of Finance,
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Jason D. Kotter is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University. His research and teaching interests are in corporate finance. His recent work examines the intersection of labor markets and corporate financial policies, including investment, corporate governance, and executive compensation. He is also interested in understanding why financial institutions take risk and how financial regulation contributes to this risk-taking.

Jason was an Assistant Professor at the Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University from 2014 to 2018, where he taught advanced corporate finance. He received his BA in economics from Brigham Young University, his MA in economics from the University of Michigan, and his PhD in finance from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Prior to graduate study, he worked as a senior research assistant in the international finance division of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.


  • PhD, Finance, Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, 2014
  • MA, Econonomics, University of Michigan, 2011
  • BA, Economics, Brigham Young University, 2007

Selected Publications


Academic - Post-Secondary

  • Assistant Professor of Finance, Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University, 2014–2018


  • Senior Research Assistant, International Banking, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 2007–2009


  • Chinese (Mandarin)