Faculty Directory

Kathryn Dewenter


Office: 575 PACCAR Hall
Email: dewe(at)uw.edu

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226

“Competition exposes an industry's faults and inefficiencies. Globalization isn't the cause of the problem, but it does demonstrate the effect - sometimes very painfully. That's the nature of competition.”

Kathryn Dewenter

Associate Professor of Finance
Joshua Green Family Endowed Professor


PhD University of Chicago (1993)
MBA Stanford University (1985)
MA Stanford University (1985)
BA Tufts University (1981)

Academic Expertise

financial institutions / banking
international finance


Financial Services

Current Research

International corporate finance including banking regulation, Foreign currency exposure, Stock market competition

Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 1992
Consultant for McKinsey & Company, 1985-1988
Banker for Asia Division of Chemical Bank, 1981-1983

Honors and Awards

Undergraduate Professor of the Year for Finance and Business Economics, 2008
Andrew V. Smith Faculty Development Award, 2006
William A & Helen I. Fowler Endowment for Special Achievement/Recognition Award, 2002
Neal and Jan Dempsey Fellowship, 2001-2002, 2002-2003
Faculty, Young President's Organization Summer University (Venice), 2001
Core Teaching Team of the Year for Spring, 2000
MBA Elective Professor of the Quarter for Spring, 1998
European Union Visitor's Program, 1996
Dean's International Research Award, 1996
Finalist for the Academy of International Business' R.N. Farmer Dissertation Award, 1994