Conrad S. Ciccotello
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Wealth Management Programs
Risk Management and Insurance
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University
Room: 1139, RCB Building
Ph.D. Finance, PennState University
J.D., Suffolk University
M.B.A., St Mary's University
B.S., Lehigh University
Law and Finance
Organization & Contracting
Conrad S. Ciccotello is an associate professor and director of wealth management programs in the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. He is a graduate of the Suffolk Law School and a member of the Pennsylvania and Supreme Court Bars. In 1993, Dr. Ciccotello completed his dissertation on master limited partnerships and earned his Ph.D. in Finance at the Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Ciccotello’s primary research interests are in law and finance, with emphasis on financial intermediation, organization and contracting. He has over 50 publications including articles in the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Financial Analysts Journal. Dr. Ciccotello has received research grants from TIAA-CREF Institute, Kauffman Foundation, and the William Davidson Institute. He is the author of the first two chapters in Mutual Funds: The Blackwell Series in Finance. Dr. Ciccotello’s research on the financial advisory profession is cited in the Federal Register and his paper on market timing of mutual funds is entered into the Congressional Record as Senate Banking Committee testimony.
Dr. Ciccotello currently serves as a research fellow in the TIAA-CREF Institute. From 2001-2007, he was editor of Financial Services Review. Well known in the Atlanta area for his appearances on business news programs, Dr. Ciccotello has also provided expert testimony to the Retirement Committee of the Georgia Senate. He currently serves as the investment consultant for the defined-contribution retirement plan of the 35-member University System of Georgia. Dr. Ciccotello has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today, CNNMoney, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Consumer Reports, Investment Advisor, Smart Money, Financial Planning and Mutual Funds. He has also commented on financial matters on both National Public Radio and on the Weather Channel.
Dr. Ciccotello was voted an "outstanding instructor" by Robinson College students in 2010 and was also recognized by his peers with a faculty teaching award in 2006. His close relationships with the wealth management industry have helped program graduates with placement and advancement to ownership of a financial advisory practice. Prior to his arrival at Georgia State in 1999, Dr. Ciccotello held faculty positions at the Pennsylvania State University and at the US Air Force Academy, where he was named an Outstanding Academy Educator in 1994. An undergraduate engineer (Lehigh University, 1981), Dr. Ciccotello has seven years of professional experience in project engineering and management. Since 2004, he has served as an independent director and audit committee chair for the Tortoise Capital Advisors’ (TCA) Funds, which offer publicly traded closed-end funds emphasizing investments in energy master limited partnerships. In 2011, TCA was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Financial Services. In late 2011, Dr. Ciccotello joined the board of Corridor Infratrust Management, a company that specializes in financing the acquisition or development of energy infrastructure real property assets.
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- Z. Alam, M. Chen, C. S. Ciccotello, and H. Ryan (2012). Does the Location of Directors Matter? Information Acquisition and Decisions by the Board. Forthcoming in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
- Ciccotello, C.S, J. Greene, L. Ling, and D. Rakowski (2011). Capacity and Factor Timing Effects in Active Portfolio Management. Journal of Financial Markets 14, 277-300.
- V. Atanasov, B. Black, C. S. Ciccotello, and S. Gyoshev (2010). How Does Law Affect Finance? An Examination of Equity Tunneling in Bulgaria. Journal of Financial Economics 96, 155-173. Featured in the 2009 Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.
- Ciccotello, C. S., M. J. Hornyak and M. Piwowar (2004). Research and Development Alliances: Evidence from a Federal Contracts Repository. Journal of Law and Economics 47, 123-166.
- Ciccotello, C. S., and Muscarella, C. J. (2001). Contracts between Managers and Investors: A Study of Master Limited Partnership Agreements. Journal of Corporate Finance 7, 1-23.