Andrew Koch

Assistant Professor of Business Administration


326 Mervis Hall
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PhD in Finance, University of Texas at Austin
MA in Business Administration, University of Arizona
BS in Industrial Engineering, Georgia Tech

Courses Recently Taught

Introduction to Finance, University of Pittsburgh, 2011
Business Finance, University of Texas, 2008-2009, 2011


Andrew Koch is an assistant professor of finance in the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. His research covers several topics relating to corporate finance, financial institutions, and investments. His current research focuses on understanding the causes and effects of herd-like behavior among professional money managers. The data suggests that mutual fund managers herd in their investment decisions in order to protect their own self-interests, i.e. to avoid getting fired. His research also shows that herd behavior can help explain changes in stock liquidity. Andrew received his PhD from The University of Texas at Austin. He also holds an MBA from University of Arizona, and BS in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Awards and Honors

BNY Mellon Faculty Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, 2011-2013