About the Author
KIRT C. BUTLER is an Associate Professor in the Department of Finance and Director of Study Abroad for the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, where he teaches multinational finance and global strategy. His research has appeared in a variety of academic and practitioner journals, including the "Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting Research, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of International Money and Finance, " and the "Journal of International Business Studies, " among others. Professor Butler's academic research has been profiled in the "New York Times, Time, " and "Money" magazines, and on the CNN and CNBC websites. He has a PhD in finance and also holds an MBA in finance from the College of Business, an MS in computer science from the College of Engineering, and a BA in psychology from the Honors College, all from Michigan State University.