Dr. Lorene Hiris
Lorene Hiris teaches courses in managerial finance, investments, and international financial markets. She teaches both on campus and at the corporate headquarters of university affiliated MBA programs. She is a recipient of the Newton Award for Teaching Excellence, the highest award LIU bestows for teaching. She has also served as Chair of the Department of Finance. Professor Hiris is regularly invited to offer seminars at the Vienna University of Business and Economics on business cycles and international finance. Her research affiliation as Senior Research Scholar is with the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) where she has often contributed to their publications, U.S. Cyclical Outlook and International Cyclical Outlook. Her articles have been published in the International Journal of Forecasting, International Review of Financial Analysis, and in Research Strategies and as book chapters and conference proceedings. She has co-authored papers analyzing how ethics-related issues are addressed in CEO letters to shareholders. Dr. Hiris is the author of Above the Board: How Ethical CEOs Create Honest Corporations, co-authored with Patrizia Porrini and Gina Poncini. Her areas of specialty include Business Cycles, Leading Indicators, International Financial Markets, and business ethics.