John Merrick

John Merrick

Thomas L. Owen Professor of Business

Deans Research Fellow: 2022-2023
Area: Economics & Finance
Phone: 757-221-2721
Email: [[m|john.merrick]]
Office: Miller Hall 3089
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Professor Merrick has split his professional career between academia and Wall Street. He worked for six years at Lehman Brothers in fixed income derivatives research, product management, and proprietary trading. He spent five additional years in global fixed income portfolio management and the hedge fund trade advisory business. He came to William and Mary in 2005 from Baruch College, where he had spent four years after a second stint on the faculty of the Stern School of Business at New York University. He has also been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and a consultant to the World Bank.

Professor Merrick's research agenda has been shaped largely by his experiences on Wall Street. His academic research program focuses on securities and commodities market frictions, asset and derivative contract valuation, and market manipulation.

At the Mason School of Business, Professor Merrick teaches Financial History and Money and Debt Markets in the BBA program and Financial Instruments & Derivatives in the Master of Accounting Program.

Professor Merrick is a Principal at WEFA, LLC, a consulting firm that provides specialized analysis in finance including expert witness testimony, company valuation, and market studies.