Lee Biggerstaff

Armco Alumni Assistant Professor & Assistant Professor



Academic Background

  • Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Finance, 2014
  • M.B.A Appalachian State University, 2007
  • B.S. Appalachian State University, 2005

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Finance, Miami University (2014-present)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Finance, University of Tennessee (2010-2014)
  • Senior Associate, Mesirow Financial Consulting (2007-2010)

Recent Publications

  • Biggerstaff, L., Cicero, D., Puckett, A., "Suspect CEOs, Unethical Culture, and Corporate Misbehavior", Journal of Financial Economics, 2015.
  • Biggerstaff, L., Cicero, D., Puckett, A., "FORE! An analysis of CEO shirking", Management Science, 2017.
  • Biggerstaff, L., Blank, B., Goldie, B., "Do Incentives Work? Option Compensation and Innovation", Journal of Corporate Finance, 2019.
  • Biggerstaff, L., Moser, W., "The Reaction of Firm Ex Ante Cost of Equity Capital to Initiation and Resolution of Shareholder Lawsuits", Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (forthcoming).

Honors & Awards

    Professional Interests

    • Research: Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Insider Trading, Executive Compensation
    • Teaching: Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance


    Lee Biggerstaff joined the Farmer School of Business in 2014 after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee. His research focuses on the importance of executives on corporate outcomes and his work has been published in Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, and Journal of Corporate Finance.


    • FALL 2019
    • FIN 302 C MW 2:50PM-4:10PM, FSB 0019
    • FIN 302 D MW 4:25PM-5:45PM, FSB 0019
    Lee Biggerstaff

    Contact Information

    Office Hours

    • MT 10:30-11:30


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