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Lorene Hiris

Lorene Hiris

Professor of Finance

B.S., Brooklyn Campus, Long Island UniversityM.B.A., C.W. Post Campus, Long Island UniversityD.P.S., Pace University


Lorene Hiris teaches courses in managerial finance, investments, and international financial markets. She teaches both on campus and at the corporate headquarters of university affiliated MBA programs. She is a recipient of the Newton Award for Teaching Excellence, the highest award LIU bestows for teaching. She has also served as Chair of the Department of Finance. Professor Hiris is also regularly invited to offer seminars at the Vienna University of Business and Economics on business cycles and international finance.

Her research affiliation as Senior Research Scholar is with the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) where she has often contributed to their publications, U.S. Cyclical Outlook and International Cyclical Outlook . Her articles have been published in the International Journal of Forecasting, International Review of Financial Analysis, and in Research Strategies and as book chapters and conference proceedings. Her current research efforts are focused on ethics education and in delivering ethics across the curriculum. She has co-authored papers analyzing how ethics-related issues are addressed in CEO letters to shareholders. Her book, Above the Board: How Ethical CEOs Create Honest Corporations , co-authored with Patrizia Porrini and Gina Poncini, was published by McGraw-Hill in 2009. Her areas of specialty include Business Cycles, Leading Indicators, International Financial Markets, and business ethics.


Business Cycles, Leading Indicators, International Financial Markets


  • Recipient, Newton Award for Teaching Excellence, Long Island University