Walter E. Hanson/KPMG Professor of Business and Finance
208 Simon Center

OFFICE HOURS Spring 2024

Th 10:00 – 11:30, or by appointment


Steve Swidler is the Hanson/KPMG Professor of Business and Finance in the Department of Economics at Lafayette College. Prior to joining the faculty at Lafayette, Professor Swidler taught at Auburn University, the University of Texas at Arlington, Southern Methodist University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Rice University. He has also had summer appointments at Victoria University in New Zealand and the Oslo School of Business and was a Fulbright Senior Specialist at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea. His areas of teaching and research interests include corporate finance, investments, derivatives, and residential real estate.

In addition to academic positions, Professor Swidler previously worked at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and at Lexecon, an economic consulting firm. Dr. Swidler received his bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University.

Courses Taught
Economics 214: Sustainable Finance
Economics 320: Corporate Finance