Dr. Mike Troilo is the Chapman Chair and Professor of International Business and Finance in the Collins College of Business at the University of Tulsa. At TU, Mike teaches a range of finance, economics, and management courses. His research interests focus on the effects of institutions like rule of law on economic development and entrepreneurial activity across countries, particularly in transition economies such as China. He has worked as a consultant for the United Nations, the Asian Development Bank, the International Labour Organization, and the Legatum Institute, a London-based think-tank dedicated to poverty eradication. In 2016, he received a Fulbright grant to study economic development in Portugal, and he has published 50 academic articles, book chapters, and books.
Mike has worked in a variety of accounting and finance positions before academe. He was a senior auditor for Arthur Andersen LLP and a cost accountant and pricing analyst for IBM Microelectronics Division. He also served as a senior financial analyst for a British company investing in high-tech new ventures and as a controller for an Internet start-up. He currently advises students who are trying to launch their own firms.
Professor Troilo holds a Ph.D. in business economics and international business from the University of Michigan, an MBA and an MA in East Asian Studies from the University of Virginia, and a BBA in accounting from the College of William and Mary. He is a licensed CPA in Virginia.