Brian Davis

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Associate Clinical Professor of Finance, Discipline Coordinator

Office Address 365 Business Building
Phone Number 814-865-9590
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Brian S. Davis, Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance
Brian Davis comes to Smeal from York College of Pennsylvania, where he served as assistant professor of management since 2006. He has also served on the faculty at Ohio University and at the University at Albany-SUNY, where he earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy. Prior to joining academia, Davis worked as an economic consultant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In addition to his Ph.D., Davis holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Colgate University and a master's degree in Economics from George Mason University.


International Financial Services Regulation, The Basel Accords, Oil Markets, Welfare and Social Service Reform and Public Finance


Ph D, Public Policy and Administration (Organizational Theory and Behavior), State University of New York at Albany, 2006

MA, Economics (Public Finance, Monetary Economics), George Mason University, 1996

BA, Economics (Monetary Economics, Labor Economics, International Economics), Colgate University, 1990

Courses Taught

FIN 494 – Research Projects (Variable)
Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.

FIN 408H – Financial Markets and Institutions (Honors) (3)
Introduction to bonds, equities, derivatives, and financial institutions including insurance, pension funds and mutual funds.

FIN 494H – Research Projects (Variable)
Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.

FIN 496 – Independent Studies (Variable)
Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

FIN 555 – Global Finance (3)
International Finance

PSU 006 – First-Year Seminar Business (1)
Facilitate student's adjustment to the high expectations, demanding workload, increased academic liberties, and other aspects of the transition to college life.

FIN 305W – Financial Management of the Business Enterprise (3)
Development of advanced practices of financial management and their application to decision making in a business firm.

FIN 408 – Financial Markets and Institutions (3)
Functional analysis of major credit institutions; sources and uses of funds; impact of government regulation.

Selected Publications

Davis B., Basel I and Basel II: Understanding Policy and Process., (VDM Publishing), pp. 237 pages,
Davis B., Job Satisfaction in the Public Sector, vol. 33, no. 1,
Bittner G., Davis B., "United States and Economic Nationalism." Wiener Blatter-zur friedensforschung, vol. 140,


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