2013-2014

FALL 2013 SEMINAR SERIES

DATE PRESENTER PAPER LOCATION
September 6, 2013
Christopher Armstrong,
University of Pennsylvania
Link to paper Bartley 3010
September 27, 2013 Simi Kedia,
Rutgers Business School
Link to paper Bartley 3010
October 25, 2013 Harold Mulherin,
University of Georgia
Link to paper
Bartley 2010
November 15, 2013 Sanjiv Das,
Santa Clara University
Link to paper Bartley 3010

FALL 2013 SEMINAR SERIES

DATE PRESENTER PAPER LOCATION TIME
January 24, 2014
Eliezer Fich,
Drexel University
Link to paper Bartley 2001 1:30 p.m.
January 31, 2014
Marc Lipson,
University of Virginia
Link to paper
Bartley 2001 1:30 p.m.
February 7, 2014
Jayant Kale,
Georgia State University
Link to paper Bartley 2001 1:30 p.m.
February 14, 2014
Jim Linck,
Southern Methodist University
Link to paper Bartley 2001 1:30 p.m.

BROWN BAG SERIES

DATE PRESENTER PAPER LOCATION
September 13, 2013 John Sedunov,
Villanova University
Link to paper Bartley 3010
March 28, 2014
Benjamin Scheick,
Villanova University
Link to paper
Bartley 1063

PRESENTER BIOGRAPHIES

Christopher Armstrong

Christopher Armstrong

Professor Christopher Armstrong’s research focuses primarily on corporate governance, with an emphasis on executive incentive compensation contracts. His recent research focuses on the interface between corporate governance and financial reporting. Professor Armstrong's research has been published in top-tier academic journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and The Review of Accounting Studies.

Professor Armstrong teaches introductory financial accounting in the undergraduate program. He received a PhD in Accounting from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, and BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

Semi Kedia

Kedia

Professor Kedia’s research interests are in empirical corporate finance, corporate governance, and corporate fraud. Her current research focuses on the causes and consequences of recent accounting scandals. She also examines the role of geography and distance on the resolution of information problems, corporate decisions and performance. Her prior research on the diversification discount, and hedging of foreign exchange risk has been published in leading academic journals.

Harold Mulherin

Harold Mulherin

Education: PhD, Economics, UCLA, 1984; MA Economics, UCLA, 1981; AB, Economics, University of Georgia, 1980

Research Interests: Mergers and Acquisitions, Organization of Markets, Corporate Governance, Corporate Control

Sanjiv Das

Sanjiv Das

Sanjiv Das is Professor of Finance at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business, and previously held faculty appointments at Harvard Business School and UC Berkeley. He holds post-graduate degrees in Finance (PhD from New York University) and Computer Science (MS from UC Berkeley), did undergraduate work in Accounting and Economics, and is also a qualified Cost and Works Accountant. In addition, he worked as Vice President for Citibank Asia. He is a senior editor of The Journal of Investment Management and co-editor of The Journal of Derivatives.

Eliezer Fich

Eliezer Fich

Eliezer Fich is an Associate Professor of Finance and a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Drexel University LeBow College of Business. He obtained his PhD from the NYU Stern School of Business, and his Masters and Undergraduate degrees from Columbia University. Professor Fich is involved in empirical research in corporate finance, particularly on how the decisions, composition, and compensation of the board of directors affect the value of the firm. He has published papers in prestigious academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Business. In addition, Professor Fich has being quoted in the business sections of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today. Professor Fich has written business opinion briefs for CNBC.com.

Marc Lipson

Marc Lipson

Professor Marc Lipson received his PhD in finance from the University of Michigan and two degrees from the University of Virginia — a BA in Anthropology and an MS in Accounting. Before he began his doctoral studies, he worked as an accountant for Peat Marwick in its Boston office, and before joining the faculty at the Darden School, he was an associate professor of finance at the University of Georgia.

Lipson’s principal area of research is market microstructure — the study of how market design and organization affects price formation and liquidity. His work has been widely published, including articles in the Review of Financial Studies, theJournal of Finance, and the Journal of Financial Economics. He spent the 1998–99 academic year at the New York Stock Exchange as a visiting scholar and served on the NASDAQ Economic Advisory Board from 2004 to 2006. He is currently co-Editor-in-Chief of Financial Management, the journal of the Financial Management Association and is also an associate editor for both the Journal of Financial Markets and the Journal of Corporate Finance.”

Jayant Kale

Jayant Kale

Education: PhD, University of Texas; PDM, Indian Institute of Management; BS, Birla Institute of Technology and Science

Specializations: Corporate Finance, Institutional investment

Biography: Kale’s primary interest is in corporate finance with particular emphasis on the role of incentives and product markets. Kale has published numerous articles in journals, including Journal of Financial EconomicsJournal of Finance,Review of Financial StudiesJournal of Financial and Quantitative AnalysisManagement Science, and RAND Journal of Economics. He was the co-editor of the Journal of Financial Research from January 2001- December 2006. He has taught at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India, and the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore in India, where he has a joint appointment.

James Linck

James Linck

James S. Linck joins Cox as Distinguished Chair in Finance. Previously, he was a finance professor at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He also taught at the University of Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business and at the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. 

He received his MBA from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. from Arizona State University. Between his academic years, he held corporate finance and accounting positions at Intel, NCR/AT&T and Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young). Linck has taught courses in financial management, research methods, international finance, corporate finance, corporate control, valuation, financial statement analysis and financial accounting at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, as well as in executive development seminars. 

His research interests include corporate finance, organizations, governance and corporate control. His research has been published in the Journal of Finance, theJournal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies, among other publications, and has been widely cited in the academic literature and the popular press. Linck holds Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certifications