Cathy  Goldberg

Cathy Goldberg

Associate Professor

Professor Cathy S. Goldberg is a highly accomplished scholar and teacher, with extensive expertise in corporate finance and emerging markets, financial integration, country risk and currency contagion. Arriving at USF in 1999 as a lecturer on Corporate Finance, she was soon offered a term appointment as Assistant Professor in the School of Management due to outstanding student ratings.

Her research serves to identify shifts in the behavior of a country's stock market, both at the country and at the firm level. More specifically, Dr. Goldberg's work is used for issues addressed in portfolio management, economic policy, corporate investment, asset pricing, and venture capital research. She believes that students and educators alike have a responsibility to uphold ideals of economic and social justice wherever there are communities in need. Her work in international finance examines emerging markets and financial integration in South Africa, Thailand, Mexico, and the Czech Republic.

During her time at USF, Professor Goldberg has received the highest overall student evaluations in the School of Management for the Fall 2001, Fall 2002, Fall 2003, Fall 2004, Spring 2006 and Spring 2009 semesters.


Ph.D., Finance, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2001
M.A, Education/Mathematics, Tulane University, 1996
B.A., Commerce (#1 of graduating class), McGill University, 1986

Courses Offered
  • The following courses represent the last 3 years of teaching and do not represent the current course offerings.

The following list is a selection of recent publications and does not represent the entire body of research.

"Country Risk and Financial Integration-A Case Study of South Africa" with John Veitch, Research in International Business and Finance, Volume 24, 2010

"Venture Capitalists Confidence, Asymmetric Information, and Liquidity Events,"Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Journal of the Canadian Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Volume 22, Number 2, 2009 (with Mark Cannice)

"Venture Capitalists Confidence, Capital Commitments, and Capital Investments," International Journal of Techno Entrepreneurship, 2009 (with Mark Cannice)

"South Africa: A Case Study in Country Risk and Financial Integration," Proceedings of the Western Decision Sciences Institute, 2009 (with John Veitch)

Honors and Awards

USFFA University-Wide Distinguished Teaching Award, University of San Francisco, 2005

Outstanding Teaching Award, School of Business and Management, University of San Francisco, 2002, 2004, 2007, and 2008