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Biography

Bob Cramer is a senior lecturer in the Department of Finance at the Wisconsin School of Business.

Cramer was a founding director and CFO of Community Banks, Inc., First Business Bank, and Community Business Bank of Sauk City and has recently retired from banking. Cramer is also a section leader in the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a director at Farin & Associates. He was a faculty member in the Department of Finance from 1970 to 1982 and returned as a senior lecturer in 1995.

Bob Cramer received a BA from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from UCLA.

Research

Presentations

Wisconsin Supreme Court Family Law Seminar (1996) Business Valuation Issues in Divorce

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

Bank Simulation and Strategy (FIN 610), Spring 2005.
This course covers advanced asset-liability, hedging, tax minimization, merger/acquisitions and economic value added strategies for depository financial institutions. Students practice these strategies by managing their own bank in a computer simulation model, merging with or acquiring other student's banks using M&A software, and by playing a foreign exchange trading simulation.

Bank Management (FIN 410), Spring 2006.
Management of depository financial intermediaries with primary emphasis on commercial banks. Topics include bank regulation, liquidity and reserve position management, loan pricing and analysis, investment portfolio problems and overall asset liability management.

Bank Management (FIN 410), Spring 2008.
Management of depository financial intermediaries with primary emphasis on commercial banks. Topics include bank regulation, liquidity and reserve position management, loan pricing and analysis, investment portfolio problems and overall asset liability management.

Graduate Courses

Contemporary Topics (FIN 765), Spring 2003.

Financial Management of Depository Institutions (FIN 710), Fall 2004.
Regulation, asset/liability management, loan pricing, liquidity and investment management, capital structure and holding company strategies for banks and other depository intermediaries.

Financial Management of Depository Institutions (FIN 710), Fall 2001.
Regulation, asset/liability management, loan pricing, liquidity and investment management, capital structure and holding company strategies for banks and other depository intermediaries.

Financial Management of Depository Institutions (FIN 710), Fall 2002.
Regulation, asset/liability management, loan pricing, liquidity and investment management, capital structure and holding company strategies for banks and other depository intermediaries.

Financial Management of Depository Institutions (FIN 710), Fall 2003.
Regulation, asset/liability management, loan pricing, liquidity and investment management, capital structure and holding company strategies for banks and other depository intermediaries.