Gerard Olson

Gerard Olson

Professor, Finance & Real Estate

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Bartley Hall Rm 2050
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Phone: (610) 519-4377


PhD, Drexel University, 1988

MA, Temple University, 1982

MBA, LaSalle University, 1980

BS, LaSalle University, 1973


  • “A Comparison of the Characteristics Affecting the Pricing of Equity Carve-Outs and Initial Public Offerings,” Financial Decisions, Volume 18, Number 1, Summer 2006, Article 1, pp. 9-26, with Karen Hogan
  • “A New Application of Sustainable Growth: A Multi-Dimensional Framework for Evaluating the Long Run Performance of Bank Mergers,” Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 32(9) & (10), November/December 2005, pp. 1995-2036, with Michael Pagano
  • “The Pricing of Equity Carve-Outs during the 1990s,” The Journal of Financial Research, Volume XXVII, Number 4, Winter 2004, pp. 521-537, with Karen Hogan

Honors and Awards

  • Bridge Builders Award for Excellence in Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities.


Business Valuation; Corporate Restructuring; Consulting; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Initial Public Offerings (IPOs); Mergers and Acquisitions; Nonprofits / Not-for-profits; Personal Finance; Philadelphia; Retail; Small Business; Social Capital


Corporate restructuring; financial management; labor productivity; non profit boards of directors; non profit management

Courses Taught

Advanced Financial Management; Corporate Restructuring; Financial Decision Making

Non-Academic Positions

  • Partner, Mooney & Olson, Forensic/Economic & Financial Consulting Firm
  • President, eLEARNABOUT Videos, Educational Video Production Company

Additional Information

At VSB Since 1988

Learn More: Online Master of Business Administration