Walter Dolde

Associate Professor, BUSN Finance

Education/Professional Certification:

PhD, Yale University

AB, Brown University

Areas of Expertise:

Faculty: Carnegie-Mellon, Columbia, Yale, Potsdam (Germany)
Business: VP Lehman Brothers, VP Citibank Investment Bank, VP and Executive Committee Townsend-Greenspan (with Alan Greenspan)
Consulting: Valuation, Expert economic and financial analysis, Bartlit Beck, Forstmann Little, GE Capital, Travelers, Purdue Pharma


Walter Dolde is Associate Professor of Finance at UConn-Stamford. His specialty is global financial management and capital markets. His paper “Hedging, Leverage, and Primitive Risk” won the 1995 Financial Management Association National Award for Best Paper in Business Finance.

Dr. Dolde founded and directs the UConn Financial Managers Group with financial officers from more than 20 Fortune 300 firms. He frequently leads executive education/corporate training seminars on financial modeling, forecasting cash flows and financial statements, finance for nonfinancial executives/managers, statistical forecasting in Excel, fixed income markets, derivatives, and other topics. He has qualified as an expert on finance and economics, including valuation at both the federal and state levels.

Other areas of expertise include entrepreneurial finance, financial institutions management, investor relations, information diffusion in real estate prices, and economic and financial valuation. Dr. Dolde’s publications appear in the Journal of Finance, American Economic Review, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Marketing Research, and many other refereed journals.

Previously Dr. Dolde worked with Alan Greenspan on the executive troika of Townsend-Greenspan and Company. He was also a Vice President at Lehman Brothers and at Citibank Investment Bank. He appeared frequently on CNN, FNN, and CBS-TV while on Wall Street.

Dr. Dolde has held faculty appointments at Carnegie-Mellon University, Columbia University, and Yale University. He has lectured in Germany at the University of Mannheim and the University of Potsdam. He earned a PhD in Economics from Yale University and an AB summa cum laude et cum honoribus in Mathematics-Economics from Brown University.


“Extreme Volatility since the ’87 Crash: Less Frequent and More Often Related to Extraordinary News Items”
(2005) (authors: Walter Dolde, Rita Saad, Dogan Tirtiroglu)
Status: Working Paper

“The Global CAPM, Foreign Exposure, And Local CAPM Errors for US Firms”
(2005) (authors: Walter Dolde, Carmelo Giaccotto, Dev Mishra, Thomas O’Brien)
Status: Submitted
Publisher: J Finance & Economics

“Simultaneous Equations Tests of Established and New Theories of FX Derivatives Use”
(2004) (authors: Walter Dolde, Dev Mishra)
Status: Submitted
Publisher: JFR

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