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About Seth Ruhter


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Kathryn Albertson International Center


Valuation and Asset Pricing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Financial Institutions, Market Structure, and Private Capital Markets

Professional Experience

Seth Ruhter is a faculty member for the College of Idaho where he teaches courses in economics, corporate finance, financial institutions, and private company valuation. Seth’s current research focus is on asset pricing and complex business valuation issues, mergers and acquisitions, and fintech and the changing business models of financial services.  Prior to the College of Idaho, Seth was a financial sector expert for the Federal Reserve Board where he covered banks, broker dealers and asset managers and focusing on financial market structure, market liquidity, and the changing business models of financial services due to technology.  During the financial crisis of 2007-2008, Seth was on a troubled bank team responsible for closing failed banks and was deeply involved in the Federal Reserve’s response to the financial crisis.  Seth worked for Goldman Sachs as a Vice President in the risk division and was in the US Navy serving on a nuclear-powered submarine.


  • Doctor of Business, Finance, University of Florida (May 2024 expected)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA Institute
  • Master of Arts, Economics, Miami University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Idaho State University