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Cathy Goldberg


Full-Time Faculty


Cathy Goldberg joined the University of San Francisco, School of Management in 2001. Cathy has a PhD in finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her interests in research have been founded in emerging markets, financial integration and country risk. Her more recent work has taken an interdisciplinary approach, crossing into entrepreneurship and accounting.


  • PhD, Finance, University of Colorado At Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, 2001
  • MAT, Mathematics, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1996
  • Bachelor Commerce, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1986

Prior Experience

  • Financial Consultant, WordStar/StarPress, San Francisco, CA, Jan 1993-Jan 1994
  • Associate, Financo, Inc., New York, NY, Sept 1989-Jan 1993
  • Financial Analyst, Salomon Brothers Inc., New York, NY, July 1987-June 1989

Awards & Distinctions

  • USFFA University-Wide Distinguished Teaching Award, May 2005.

  • Outstanding Teaching Award, School of Business and Management, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2019.

Selected Publications

  • "CEO Overconfidence and Corporate Risk Taking: Evidence from Pension Policy" with Carol Graham and Joohyung Ha, Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, (Forthcoming 2020).
  • “Alphas: A Case Study in International Institutional Mutual Funds” with Francisco Delgado, proceedings of the Academy of Business Research, (2017).
  • “Venture Capital in China: Development, Confidence, and Lessons” with Mark Cannice and Ling Ding, Economy, Management and Development, (2012).
  • "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” with Mark Cannice, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Journal of the Canadian Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship), Volume 22, Number 2, 2009.
  • “Venture Capitalists Confidence, Capital Commitments, and Capital Investments” with Mark Cannice, “International Journal of Techno Entrepreneurship”, Volume 2, Number 1, 2009.