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Christa Bouwman is Acting Head of the Department of Finance, Associate Professor of Finance, and Patricia & Bookman Peters Professor of Finance at Mays Business School at Texas A&M University; Fellow of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center at the University of Pennsylvania; and Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).  Bouwman was Associate Professor of Banking & Finance at Case Western Reserve University where she also held the Lewis-Progressive Chair; Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance at MIT’s Sloan School of Management; Research Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; and Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C.


Professor Bouwman’s research interests are in Financial Intermediation and Corporate Finance.  She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Financial Intermediation. She is former Associate Editor of the Review of Finance, the Journal of Banking & Finance, and Corporate Governance: An International Review. She is a co-author of the book “Bank Liquidity Creation and Financial Crises” (Elsevier).


Bouwman worked for five years at ABN AMRO Bank (in Venture Capital, Project Finance Advisory, and Capital Structure Advisory), and as a part-time litigation consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice.


She received a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Michigan, an MBA from Cornell University, and a B.A. / M.A. in Economics and Business (cum laude) from the University of Groningen – the Netherlands.


Research Interests

Financial Intermediation, Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Behavioral Finance, and Corporate Governance

Working Papers

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