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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

Michael Gelman

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Title Assistant Professor of Finance
Office 305 Purnell Hall


Michael Gelman is an assistant professor of finance at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics and a visiting scholar at the Department of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Ph.D. in finance from Ben-Gurion University with a merit award for excellence and earned an M.B.A. and B.A. in econom­ics and finance from The Hebrew University.

Dr. Gelman’s primary areas of research are banking, corporate finance and macro finance. He studies financial stability motives and implications in the banking system in the post-crisis period; cross elasticity of bank loan supply to changes in the markets; banking uncertainty and macro uncertainty impact on macroeconomic indicators, credit spreads and delinquency rates; the impact of the secondary market on the primary market issuances of firms; and models of market equilibrium which include the financial sector. His research received the dean’s award for research excellence from Ben- Gurion University in 2018.

He teaches various courses on finance, financial risk management and economics. Dr. Gelman’s teaching experience includes developing new curricula for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as executives. He has received high scores on his teaching evaluations and has won best lecturer teaching awards.

Dr. Gelman has practical experience as a consultant to financial institutions on strategic decision making at the management and board of directors level, as well as accompanying specific issues with regard to finance, economics and risk management. He holds a ‘Financial Risk Management’ Certificate and ‘Investment Advisor and Portfolio Manager’ professional education.