Areas of Expertise

International finance; stock market efficiency; U.S. financial markets; U.S. banking issues

Background Information

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1990, Drexel University, Finance, Econometrics
  • Master of Business Administration, 1986, Drexel University, Finance
  • Bachelor’s of Arts, 1983, Lafayette College, Engineering

Refereed Articles

  • Ratner, M. & Chiu, C. (2015). Hedging Characteristics of Commodity Investment in the Emerging Markets. Global Economy and Finance Journal, 8 (2), 1-13.
  • Ratner, M. & Chiu, C. (2014).  Gold and Sovereign Credit Risk.  Business Review, Cambridge, 22 (1), 16-21.
  • Ratner, M. & Chiu, C. (2014). Gold and Systemic Risk.  Journal of Alternative Investments, 17 (1), 79-86.
  • Ratner, M. (2013). Commodities as an Asset Class: a Time-Varying Analysis of Investment Performance.  Business Review, Cambridge, 21, 9-15.
  • Ratner, M. & Chiu, C. (2013). Hedging Stock Sector Risk with Credit Default Swaps. International Review of Financial Analysis, 30, 18-25.
  • Ratner, M. & Chiu, C. (2013). Sovereign Credit Default Swaps as Currency Safe Havens. Journal of Emerging Markets, 18 (3), 7-17.
  • Ratner, M. & Chou, J. A. (2011). The Influence of Confucius on Intellectual Property Rights in China. Journal of Emerging Markets.

Presentation of Refereed Papers

International

  • Ratner, M. & Chiu, C. (2014). Hedging Characteristics of Commodity Investment in the Emerging Markets.  3rd Global Business and Finance Research Conference, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Ratner, M. & Chiu, C. (2014). Sovereign Credit Default Swaps as Currency Safe Havens. Academy of International Business, Vancouver, Canada.

National

  • Ratner, M. & Chiu, C. (2014, June). Gold and Sovereign Credit Risk. The Economics, Finance, Accounting & Management Research Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Ratner, M. (2013). Commodities as an Asset Class: A Time-Varying Analysis of Investment Performance. The Economics, Finance, Accounting & Management Research Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Honors/Awards

Awards

  • 2013: Summer Fellowship. Rider University.
  • 2012: Davis Fellowship Award.
  • 2011: Summer Fellowship Rider University.
  • 2010: Davis Fellowship Award.
  • 2008: Summer Fellowship Rider University
  • 2006: Davis Fellowship Award
  • 2006: Summer Fellowship-Research
  • 2003: Summer Research Award Rider University
  • 1999: Summer Research Fellowship Award Rider University
  • 1997: Recipient of the Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS) Thunderbird Award. This award recognizes the best paper presented at the annual conference out of 125 papers presented Best Paper Award
  • 1994: Recipient of the Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS) Sion Raveed Award - This award recognizes the best research paper presented at the annual conference where 130 papers were presented Sion Raveed Award
  • 1993: Davis Fellowship Award- SBA
  • 1991: Dean's Recognition Award for Scholarly Research - SBA
  • 1991: Summer Research Award

Honors

  • 2014: Faculty Research Leave. Rider University.
  • 2010: Granted Faculty Research Leave Rider University
  • 2006: Granted Faculty Research Leave
  • 2002: Granted Faculty Research Leave
  • 2002: Jesse H. Harper Professorship
  • 1998: Granted Faculty Research Leave
  • 1996: To conduct research on emerging stock markets Summer Research Fellowship Award
  • 1995: To conduct research on emerging stock markets Summer Research Fellowship Award
  • 1992: Phi Beta Delta - Honor Society for International Scholars - Rider University Chapter - Elected April 1992 Phi Beta Delta
  • 1991: Elected April 1991 as Faculty Brother Delta Sigma Pi National Business Honor Fraternity - Rider University Chapter.