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George Bittlingmayer

Professor Emeritus
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 3141
University of Kansas

Academic Areas

Economics and Finance


PhD University of Chicago, Economics, 1981
AM University of Chicago, Economics, 1977
BA Lehigh University, Economics & German, 1975


  • Sources of stock market volatility
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financial and Economic effects of regulation

Current Activities

  • Financial effects of energy price shocks
  • Rise and decline of Nasdaq volatility
  • Cost of delaying mergers
  • Relation of corporate bonds and stocks
  • Effect of corporate headquarters on regional innovation and entrepreneurship

Teaching Interests

  • Investments
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Venture capital
  • Economics


How does government affect financial markets and financial transactions? When do the institutions and mechanisms of finance work well and when not?

Research Interests

  • Financial Economics
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Political and Regulatory Risk
  • Business and Financial History

Selected Publications

Bittlingmayer, G., & Moser, S. M. (2014). What Does the Corporate Bond Market Know? The Financial Review, 49(1), 1-19.

Bittlingmayer, G., & Moser, S. M. (2013). When Credit Gets Ahead of Equity. Creditflux(Issue 145) London & New York.

Bittlingmayer, G. (2000). Economics of Information Age Industries (R. Dorf). The Technology Management Handbook (CD-ROM version). CRC Press.

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