Alan C. Shapiro is the Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Professor of Banking and Finance and past chairman of the Department of Finance and Business Economics, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. Prior to joining USC in 1978, he was an Assistant Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1971-1978). He has also been a Visiting Professor at Yale University, UCLA, the Stockholm School of Economics, and University of British Columbia. Professor Shapiro received a B.A. in Mathematics from Rice University (1967) and a Ph.D. in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University (1971).
His specialties are corporate and international financial management. His best-selling textbook Multinational Financial Management is in use in most of the leading MBA programs around the world. He has also written Modern Corporate Finance (Macmillan, 1990), cited by the Journal of Finance as potentially the "standard reference volume in corporate finance," Foundations of Multinational Financial Management (Prentice-Hall, 3rd ed., 1998), International Corporate Finance (Ballinger, 1989), andCorporate Finance: A Strategic Perspective (Prentice-Hall, forthcoming, co-authored with Sheldon Balbirer).
Dr. Shapiro has consulted with the FBI, Federal Home Loan Bank, RTC, American Law Institute, Department of Justice, SEC, Department of Energy, Internal Revenue Service, FDIC, and numerous firms and banks, including Dow Chemical, Abbott Laboratories, Aetna, Anheuser-Busch, IBM, Caltex, Texas Instruments, Arco Chemical, NCR, GTE, SBC Communications, Scott Paper, Time Warner, Pacific Enterprises, Northrop Grumman, OKC, Computer Sciences Corporation, General Foods, Vulcan Materials, Flying Tiger Line, Wells Fargo, Pepsico, North Broken Hill, BankAmerica, and Citicorp. He frequently serves as an expert witness in cases involving valuation, economic damages, S&Ls, international finance, takeovers, and transfer pricing. In addition, he is a director of Remington Oil and Gas Corp., a government-appointed director of Lincoln S&L, and a past director of OKC Corp.