Michael H. Moffett, Ph.D.
Multinational financial management, Treasury management, Financial management of the oil and gas industry
Michael H. Moffett, Ph.D., is an associate professor of finance and holds the Continental Grain Professorship in Finance at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is also the academic director of the school’s innovative Thunderbird International Consortia, partnership programs among globally focused companies in Thunderbird Executive Education.
A three-time recipient of Thunderbird’s Outstanding Professor Award, Dr. Moffett’s areas of expertise include international finance, treasury management, and the financial management issues unique to the oil and gas industry. He is well known for his knowledge on the financial management of multinational firms, with a focus on cash flow and capital requirements for effective strategy execution, the valuation of subsidiaries, repatriation of profits, and management of financial risk.
Dr. Moffett most recently co-authored "The Global Oil and Gas Industry: Management, Strategy and Finance" with Andrew Inkpen (2011). He has also been a contributor to a number of books, and has co-authored several on topics in international business. His text, Multinational Business Finance, co-authored with Arthur Stonehill and David Eiteman, forthcoming in its 12th edition. For over two decades it has been broadly considered the market leader in its field and is used by universities in more than 30 countries. Dr. Moffett has also co-authored Fundamentals of Multinational Finance with Arthur Stonehill and David Eiteman, now in its third edition, as well as International Business, in its seventh edition, and Global Business, in its fourth version, with Michael Czinkota and Ilkka Ronkainen of Georgetown University.
He has authored more than 40 case studies on a variety of global business topics, and his writings have appeared in the industry’s leading publications, including Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, Journal of International Money and Finance, Contemporary Policy Issues, Brookings Discussion Papers in Economics, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
Prior to joining the Thunderbird faculty in 1994, Dr. Moffett was an associate professor in Oregon State University’s Department of Finance and International Business. Dr. Moffett has served as a visiting professor at seven different universities around the world and in 1984-85 was a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C.
His expertise has been tapped by multinational firms in North and South America, Europe and Asia, and over the past 20-plus years, he has taught and consulted in more than 25 countries.
Dr. Moffett earned his Ph.D. at the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1985. He also holds an MA from the University of Colorado, and MS from Colorado State University, and a BA from the University of Texas at Austin.