Andrew Koch

  • Associate Professor of Business Administration


Andrew Koch is an associate professor of finance in the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. His research covers several topics relating to corporate finance, financial institutions, and investments. His current research focuses on understanding the causes and effects of herd-like behavior among professional money managers. The data suggests that mutual fund managers herd in their investment decisions in order to protect their own self-interests, i.e., to avoid getting fired. His research also shows that herd behavior can help explain changes in stock liquidity. Andrew received his PhD from The University of Texas at Austin. He also holds an MBA from University of Arizona, and BS in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Courses Recently Taught

  • Introduction to Finance, University of Pittsburgh, 2011
  • Business Finance, University of Texas, 2008-2009, 2011

Awards and Honors

BNY Mellon Faculty Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, 2011-2013


  • PhD in Finance, University of Texas at Austin
  • MA in Business Administration, University of Arizona
  • BS in Industrial Engineering, Georgia Tech

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