- December 17th, 2018
|Department:||Economics, Finance, & Legal Studies|
|Title:||William A. Powell, Jr. Chair of Finance and Banking|
|Professor of Finance|
|Education:||Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1986, Finance|
Honors, Achievements & Affiliations
CFA Best Paper Award, JCF-York Conference on Financial Market Misconduct. (2014).
Fannie Mae Best Paper Award, Financial Management Association. (2005).
Academic Director, Financial Management Association (2009-2011).
Track Chair, FMA Annual Meetings: 2019, 2018, 2012, 2010, 2004.
Editorial Review Board Member, International Review of Finance. (2014 - Present).
Editorial Board, Journal of Corporate Finance. (2002 - 2014).
Editorial Board, Journal of Financial Research, 2006-2011.
Over 15,700 Google scholar citations
Focus and Current Research
“Unintended Consequences of the Dodd-Frank Act on Credit Rating Risk and Corporate Finance.” (With B. Sharma, B. K. Adhikari, B. R. Arthur and M. K. Rabarison.) Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Forthcoming. 2022.
“Where Do Shareholder Gains in Hedge Fund Activism Come From? Evidence from Employee Pension Plans.” (With Y. Lim.) Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Forthcoming. 2022.
“Is Positive Sentiment in Corporate Annual Reports Informative? Evidence from Deep Learning.” (With M. Azimi.) Review of Asset Pricing Studies. Forthcoming. 2021.
“Do Women Managers Keep Firms Out of Trouble? Evidence from Corporate Litigation and Policies.” (With B. Adhikari and J. Malm.) Journal of Accounting and Economics. February 2019.
“Common Advisors in Mergers and Acquisitions: Determinants and Consequences.” (With T. Cooper, Q. Lian, and Q. Wang.) Journal of Law and Economics. August 2013.
“Do Analyst Conflicts Matter? Evidence from Stock Recommendations.” (With M. Chen.) Journal of Law and Economics. August 2008.
“Who is Afraid of Reg FD? The Behavior and Performance of Sell-side Analysts Following the SEC’s Fair Disclosure Rules.” (With S. Chadha and M. Chen.) Journal of Business. November 2006.
“Corporate Governance and Accounting Scandals.” (With S. Chadha.) Journal of Law and Economics. October 2005.
“Do Takeover Targets Under-perform? Evidence from Operating and Stock Returns.” (With J. Jaffe.) Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. December 2003.
“Do Some Outside Directors Play a Political Role?” (With C. Knoeber.) Journal of Law and Economics. April 2001.
“Management Turnover and Corporate Governance Changes Following the Revelation of Fraud.” (With J. Jaffe and J. Karpoff.) Journal of Law and Economics. April 1999.
“Managerial Compensation and the Threat of Takeover.” (With C. Knoeber.) Journal of Financial Economics. February 1998.
“Firm Performance and Mechanisms to Control Agency Problems between Managers and Shareholders.” (With C. Knoeber.) Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. September 1996.