Office Location 
Sweigart Hall 254
Mailing Address 
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Areas of Expertise

Global financial markets; financial characteristics of firms in different countries; global investing; index funds; closed-end country funds; international funds; corporate finance, capital budgeting and capital structure

Background Information

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1972, Lehigh University, Business and Industrial Economics
  • Master of Science, 1967, Lehigh University, Business Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1961, University of Ankara

Refereed Articles

  • Uygur, O., Meric, G., & Meric, I. (2014). Market Reaction to Acquisition Announcements after the 2008 Stock Market Crash. International Journal of Business and Finance Research, 8 (4), 75-82.
  • Meric, I. & Lentz, C. (2014). A Comparison of the Financial Characteristics of Hong Kong and Singapore Manufacturing Firms. Global Journal of Business Research, 8 (3), 31-37.
  • Meric, I., Ding, J., Gong, L., & Meric, G. (2014). A Comparison of the Financial Characteristics of Japanese and Australian Manufacturing Firms. Journal of International Finance and Economics, 14 (1), 152-158.
  • Uygur, O., Meric, G., & Meric, I. (2014). A Study of the Financial Characteristics of U.S. Companies Acquired by U.S. and Foreign Buyers Before, During and After the 2008 Financial Crisis. International Journal of Business Strategy, 14 (1), 67-74.
  • Uygur, O., Meric, G., & Meric, I. (2013). The Financial Characteristics of U.S. Companies Acquired by Foreign Companies. Global Journal of Business Research, 7 (1).
  • Meric, I., Gishlick, H., Taga, L., & Meric, G. (2013). A Comparison of the Financial Characteristics of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican Manufacturing Firms. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 5 (7).
  • Uygur, O., Meric, G., & Meric, I. (2013). 2007-2009 Bear Market and Corporate Takeovers. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 5 (2).
  • Meric, I., Sprotzer, I., & Meric, G. (2013). How Lower Corporate Tax Rates Would Spur Economic Growth and Reduce Unemployment. Journal of Taxation of Investments, 31 (1), 45-52(8).
  • Wang, J., Meric, G., Liu, Z., & Meric, I. (2013). Investor Overreaction to Technical Insolvency and Bankruptcy Risks in the 2008 Stock Market Crash. Journal of Investing.
  • Meric, I., Dunne, K., Meric, G., & Smeltz, W. (2013). A Comparison of the Financial Characteristics of German and French Manufacturing Firms. Accounting and Finance Research.
  • Meric, I., McMullen, D. A., Smeltz, W., & Meric, G. (2013). Performance and Portfolio Diversification Benefits of Investing in Exchange-Traded Sector Index Funds. Troy University Business and Economic Review, 3, 21-27.
  • Meric, I., Meric, G., Gong, L., & Smeltz, W. (2012). A Comparison of the Financial Characteristics of U.S. and Japanese Electrical and Electronics Equipment Manufacturing Firms. Southwest Business and Economics Journal, 20, 27-36.
  • Meric, I., Kim, J. H., Gong, L., & Meric, G. (2012). Co-movements of and Linkages between Asain Stock Markets. Business and Economics Research Journal, 3 (1).
  • Meric, I., Watson, C., & Meric, G. (2012). Company Green Score and Stock Price. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics.
  • Meric, I., Chiu, J., & Meric, G. (2012). Fair Value Television: Sales Volatility, Business Risk, and Financial Leverage. Review of Business & Finance Case Studies.
  • Meric, I., Lentz, C., Meric, G., & Smeltz, W. (2012). International Evidence on Market Linkages after the 2008 Stock Market Crash. International Journal of Business and Finance Research.
  • Meric, I., Darian, J., & Meric, G. (2012). International Trade and National Stock Market Linkages. Journal of American Academy of Business.
  • Meric, I., McCall, C., & Eichhorn, B. (2012). The Co-Movements of National Stock Markets and Global Portfolio Diversification: 2001 - 2010. Review of Economics and Business Studies.
  • Meric, I., Sprotzer, I., & Goldberg, I. (in press, 2012). Corporate Taxes and Economic Recovery. Journal of Taxation of Investments.
  • Meric, I., Prober, L., Gong, L., & Meric, G. (2011). Co-Movements of Global Stock Markets Before and After the 2008 Stock Market Crash. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics.
  • Meric, G., Campbell, J. B., Pati, N., & Meric, I. (in press, 2011). Co-Movements of the Indian Stock Market With Other Stock Markets: Implications for Portfolio Diversification. Indian Journal of Finance.
  • Meric, I., Wang, J., Meric, G., & Liu, Z. (2011). The Determinants of Stock Returns in the October 9, 2007March 9, 2009 Bear Market. The Journal of Investing.
  • Meric, I., Dunne, K., McCall, C. W. , & Meric, G. (2010). Performance of Exchange-Traded Sector Index Funds in the October 9, 2007-March 9, 2009 Bear Market. Journal of Finance and Accountancy.
  • Wang, J., Meric, G., Liu, Z., & Meric, I. (2010). A Comparison of the Determinants of Stock Returns in the 1987 and 2008 Stock Market Meltdowns. Banking and Finance Review.
  • Meric, I., Dunne, K., Li, S. F. , & Meric, G. (2010). Variety Enterprises Corporation (VEC) - Capital Budgeting Decision. Review of Business & Finance Case Studies.
  • Meric, I., Lentz, C., Smeltz, W., & Meric, G. (2010). Global Financial Crisis and the Performance of Country Index Funds in the October 9, 2007-March 9, 2009 Bear Market. International Journal of Business and Finance Research.
  • Meric, I., Goldberg, I., Sprotzer, I., & Meric, G. (2010). Performance of U.S. Financial Sector and Bank Stocks: October 2002-August 2009. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 39.

Refereed Proceedings

  • Meric, I., Lentz, C., Li, S., & Meric, G. (2014). A Comparison of the Financial Characteristics of Hong Kong and Singapore Manufacturing Firms. Institute of Business and Finance Research (IBFR) International Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Meric, I., Ding, J., Gong, L., & Meric, G. (2014). A Comparison of the Financial Characteristics of Japanese and Australian Manufacturing Firms. International Academy of Business and Economics Conference, Orlando, Florida.
  • Meric, I., Lentz, C., Smeltz, W., & Meric, G. (2010). Exchange-Traded Country Index Fund Investments and the October 9, 2007-March 9, 2009 Bear Market. Institute for Business and Finance Research Conference.

Book

  • Meric, I. & Meric, G. (2011). Sector and Global Investing: Risks, Returns, and Portfolio Diversification Benefits VDM Publishing.

Presentation of Refereed Papers

International

  • Meric, I., Chaganti, R., Gong, L., & Meric, G. (2012). A Comparison of the Financial Characteristics of U.S. and Japanese Electronics Firms. Academy of Business Administration.
  • Meric, I., Meric, G., Wang, J., & Liu, Z. (2011). Investor Reaction to Technical Insolvency and Banruptcy Risks in the 1987 and 2008 Stock Market Crashes. World Finance Association.
  • Meric, I., Gishlick, H., Taga, L., & Meric, G. (2010). Risks, Returns, and Portfolio Diversification Benefits of Country Index Funds in Bear and Bull Markets. EurAsia Business and Economics Society Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Meric, I., McMullen, D., Smeltz, W., & Meric, G. (2010). Performance and Portfolio Diversification Benefits of Exchange-Traded Sector Index Funds in Bear and Bull Markets. EurAsia Business and Economics Society Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Meric, I., Ratner, M., & Meric, G. (2010). Sector Investments: Risks, Returns, and Portfolio Diversification. Global Finance Association Conference, Poznan, Poland.
  • Wang, J., Meric, G., Liu, Z., & Meric, I. (2010). 1987 and 2008 Stock Market Crashes. Global Finance Association Conference, Poznan, Poland.

National

  • Meric, I., Meric, G., & Uygur, O. (2012). A Study of the Financial Characteristics of U.S. Target Companies Acquired by U.S. and Foreign Buyers Before, During and After the 2008 Financial Crisis. Eastern Finance Association, Tampa, Florida.
  • Wang, J., Meric, G., Liu, Z., & Meric, I. (2010). Stock Market Crash, Bankruptcy Risk, and Stock Returns. Eastern Finance Association, Miami, Florida.

Honors/Awards

Awards

  • 2013: Bright Idea Best Paper Award. Seton Hall University.
  • 2003: Dominick A. Iorio Research Prize

Honors

  • 2013: Davis Fellowship. Rider University.
  • 2012: Research Leave
  • 2011: Summer Fellowship
  • 2010: Davis Fellowship
  • 2010: Summer Fellowship
  • 2009: Summer Fellowship
  • 2008: Jesse H. Harper Chair Professorship
  • 2008: Research Leave
  • 2007: Jesse H. Harper Chair Professorship
  • 2006: Jesse H. Harper Chair Professorship
  • 2006: Summer Fellowship
  • 2005: Jesse H. Harper Chair Professorship
  • 2005: Summer Fellowship
  • 2004: Research Leave
  • 2003: Davis Fellowship
  • 2002: Davis Fellowship
  • 2002: Summer Fellowship