Faculty & Staff Directory

John Bizjak

Robert and Maria Lowdon Professor of Finance
Finance Department


  • PhD, University of Utah
  • BA, University of California Berkeley

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Corporate Finance
  • Law & Economics

Selected Publications

  • “Performance-Vesting Provisions in Executive Compensation,” with Carr Bettis, Jeff Coles, and Swami Kalpathy, Journal of Accounting and Economics, August 2018.  
  • “Are all CEOs above Average? An Empirical Analysis of Compensation Peer Groups and Pay Design,” with Mike Lemmon and Thanh Ngyuen, Journal of Financial Economics, June 2011.
  • “Option Backdating and Board Interlocks,” with Mike Lemmon and Ryan Whitby, Review of Financial Studies, November 2009.
  • “Insider Trading in Derivative Securities: An Empirical Examination of the Use of Zero-Cost Collars and Equity Swaps,” with Carr Bettis and Mike Lemmon, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, September 2001.  
  • “The Effect of Private Antitrust Litigation on the Stock-Market Valuation of the Firm”, with Jeffrey Coles, The American Economic Review, June 1995.

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 J.R. Beyster Fellowship, for “Performance-contingent equity awards to nonexecutive employees.”
  • 2014 EFMA Larry Lang Award, Best Paper in Corporate Governance, “Performance-Vesting Provisions in Executive Compensation.”
  • AACSB/GMAC National Doctoral Fellowship in Business and Management - 1989
  • Distinction at graduate, University of California, Berkeley - 1993