Mark Ready is Professor of Finance and Aschenbrener Faculty Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.
Professor Ready’s recent work has focused on the functioning of financial markets, including the link between a firm’s debt ratings and the trading characteristics of its common stock.
Prior to his academic career, Professor Ready spent seven years in finance positions at Ford Motor Company. He was also a chief financial officer with V.I.P. Structures Inc. More recently, Professor Ready was chief economist and director of the Office of Economic Analysis at the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to that appointment, he was a member of the Nasdaq’s Economic Advisory Board.