Biographical Sketch

Karl Diether is the David and Verla Sorensen Professor of Finance at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Business. He joined BYU Marriott as a faculty member in 2013. the Prior to joining the Marriott School of Business, he was an Associate Professor of Finance at Dartmouth College, in the Tuck School of Business from 2009 to 2013, and from 2003 to 2009 he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at The Ohio State University, in the Fisher College of Business.


Karl is an Editor of Management Science. He has been an editor at Management Science since 2016. Before that (2014 - 2016) he served as an Associate Editor of Management Science.


Professor Diether's research has been published in the top Finance journals and has garnered many awards. He has won both the Smith Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize (Journal of Finance) and Fama-DFA Distinguished Paper Prize (Journal of Financial Economics). His work is also well cited. One of his papers has been cited over 2,000 times according to Google Scholar, and his total citations as of the end of 2020 are well over 4,000.


Professor Diether received his PhD in finance from the University of Chicago in 2004. He received in BA in economics from Brigham Young University in 1998.