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Douglas Cook

Ehney A. Camp, Jr. Endowed Chair of Finance and Investments
Professor of Finance

Economics, Finance, & Legal Studies

Phone: 205-348-8971
Email: dcook@culverhouse.ua.edu
Website

Focus and Current Research

Corporate Finance

Financial Markets

Financial Institutions

Education

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 1987, Finance

M.B.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

B.S., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

Consulted Federal Government, Vice President Joe Biden Economic Staff, Washington D.C. (June 2016).

SSRN Top ten download for Explaining the variation in U.S. corporate capital structure, Social Science Research Network. (2015).

Article On the Timing and Execution of Open Market Repurchases (RFS 2004) cited, Corporate Finance by Jonathan Berk and Peter DeMarzo. (2014).

Citation of paper CEO Selection and Executive Appearance, London Evening Standard Magazine and Observe (headhunting firm Odgers Berndtson's client magazine). (2014).

SSRN Top ten download for CEO Appearance, Social Science Research Network. (2013).

SSRN top ten download for The Effect of Liquidity and Solvency Risk on the Inclusion of Bond Covenenants, Social Science Research Network. (2012).

1440 Citations; 715 citations since 2012, Google Scholar. (2017).

1259 Citations; 664 citations since 2011, Google Scholar. (2016).

1179 Citations; 624 citations since 2010, Google Scholar. (2015).

Selected Publications

"Are Target Leverage Ratios Stable? Investigating the Impact of Corporate Asset Restructuring." (With Xudong Fu and Tian Tang.) Journal of Empirical Finance. 2015.

"The Effect of Liquidity and Solvency Risk on the Inclusion of Bond Covenants." (With Xudong Fu and Tian Tang.) Journal of Banking & Finance. November 2014.

"Corporate Transparency and Firm Growth: Evidence from Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS)." (With Heng An and Leonard Zumpano) Real Estate Economics. Fall 2011.

"On the Insider Trading of Multi-firm Directors," (With Huabing (Barbara) Wang.) Journal of Corporate Finance. February 2011.

"The Impact of Regulation FD On Institutional Investor Informativeness." (With Tian Tang.) Financial Management. 2010.

"On the Decision to Go Public with Dual Class Stock." (With Onur Arugaslan and Robert Kieschnick.) Journal of Corporate Finance. 2010.

"Macroeconomic Conditions and Capital Structure Adjustment Speed." (With Tian Tang). Journal of Corporate Finance. 2009.

"Regression Analysis of Proportions in Finance with Self Selection." (With Robert Kieschnick and B.D. McCullough.) Journal of Empirical Finance. 2008.

"On the Marketing of IPOs." (With Robert Kieschnick and Robert Van Ness.) Journal of Financial Economics. October 2006.

"Monitoring as a Motivation for IPO Underpricing." (With Onur Arugaslan and Robert Kieschnick.) Journal of Finance. 2004.

"On the Timing and Execution of Open Market Repurchases." (With Laurie Krigman and Chris Leach.) Review of Financial Studies. 2004.

"Safe Harbor or Smoke Screen? Compliance and Disclosure Under SEC Rule 10b-18." (With Laurie Krigman and Chris Leach.) Journal of Business. 2003.

"Firm and Guarantor Risk, Risk Contagion and the Interfirm Spread Among Insured Deposits." (With Lewis Spellman.) Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. 1996.

"Poison Put Bonds: An Analysis of Their Economic Role." (With John Easterwood.) Journal of Finance. 1994.