Most faculty research pertains to corporate finance or corporate governance. In the finance area, research topics include mergers and acquisitions, dividend policy, capital budgeting, issuing securities, and capital structure. Some faculty work in investments with a focus on behavioral finance, mutual funds, and hedge funds. Research topics in corporate governance include board composition, executive compensation, director reputation, board input into mergers and acquisitions, and issues relating to bankruptcy and fraud.

Recent Works

Tsetsekos, George, Gyoshev, Stanley B., Kaplan, Todd R., and Szewczyk, Samuel H., Why do investment banks buy put options from companies?. Journal of Corporate Finance 67 (Aug 2021): 1-21.

Lantushenko, Viktoriya, and Nelling, Edward, Do more active funds still earn higher performance? The effect of Regulation Fair Disclosure. Journal of Financial Research forthcoming (Jul 2021):

Lowry, Michelle, Does common ownership really increase firm coordination?. Journal of Financial Economics 141 (Jul 2021): 322-344.

Brisley, Neil, Cai, Jie, and Nguyen, Tu, Required CEO stock ownership: Consequences for risk-taking and compensation. Journal of Corporate Finance 66 (Year 2021):

Blouin, Jennifer, Fich, Eliezer M., Rice, Edward, and Tran, Anh, Corporate tax cuts, merger activity, and shareholder wealth. Journal of Accounting and Economics 71 (Jan 2021): 101315.

Lowry, Michelle, Michaely, Roni, and Volkova, Ekatarina, Information revelation through regulatory process: Interactions between the SEC and companies ahead of the IPO. Review of Financial Studies 33 (Dec 2020): 5510-5554.

Chiang, Thomas C., U.S. Policy Uncertainty and Stock Returns: Evidence in the U.S. and Its Spillovers to European Union, China and Japan. Journal of Risk Finance (Aug 2020):

Lantushenko, Viktoriya, and Nelling, Edward, Active Management in Real Estate Mutual Funds. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics 61 (Aug 2020): 247-274.

Chiang, Thomas C., Evidence of risk and policy uncertainty on stock-bond return correlations in the US markets. Risks 8 (Jun 2020): 58.

Chiang, Thomas C., Economic policy uncertainty and stock returns - evidence from the Japanese market. Quantitative Finance and Economics 4 (Jun 2020): 430-458.

Lowry, Michelle, Kwon, Sungjoung, and Qian, Yiming, Mutual fund investments in private firms. Journal of Financial Economics 136 (May 2020): 407-443.