Kristine Hankins will be presenting ‘Do Firms Hedge During Distress?’ at the Stockholm School of Economics on May 17. The paper is co-authored with Heitor Almeida (Illinois, NBER) and Ryan Williams (Arizona).

Kristine Hankins will be presenting "Do Firms Hedge During Distress?" at the University of Nebraska on April 12.  The paper is co-authored with Heitor Almeida (Illinois, NBER) and Ryan Williams (Arizona).

Will Gerken was interviewed for NPR's Marketplace on March 15, 2018 for a piece entitled "How one shady employee can poison the workplace."  The podcast version is available online at 

Ram Pakath’s paper, “Business Social Media Analytics: Characterization and Conceptual Framework,” jointly authored with Clyde W. Holsapple and Shih-Hui-Hsiao, has been accepted for publication at Decision Support Systems.

Gatton College of Business and Economics senior finance majors Tyler May, Joseph Back and Joy Gilfillan brought home the grand prize at this year’s national stock pitch competition hosted recently by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. The competition brings students together with leaders from the investment community to showcase their skills in equity research and fundamental analysis, and to pitch stocks and get industry pros to evaluate them and give feedback on their work.

Will Gerken's article, co-authored with Steve Dimmock, entitled "How One Bad Employee Can Corrupt a Whole Team" was just published in the Harvard Business Review.

Joy Gilfillan, Joseph Back, and Tyler May, finance seniors from the Gatton College participated and won this years national stock pitch competition, hosted by the Terry Business College within the University of Georgia. The previous students participated within the Fall 2017, Finance 485 pitch competition, moving on to represent the class within the national competition which accepted submissions from over 40 private and public universities throughout the US.

Dr. Mark Liu, Associate Professor of Finance, has been invited as a guest editor of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal’s special issue on Asian Risk Management.

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation featured a post on Will Gerken's article

(co-authored with Stephen Dimmock, Zoran Ivkovich, and Scott Weisbenner) entitled "Capital Gains Lock-In and Governance Choices".

The blog post can be found here:

The CFA Research Challenge Team won the 10th Annual CFA Society Louisville Research Challenge held on February 7, 2018 against a field of local colleges such as University of Louisville and Indiana. The team consists of Gatton students: Joseph Back, Camden Booker, Tyler Harris and Kevin Short. The team was also assisted by industry mentor Jeff Thomison. The team will next compete at the CFA Americas (winning teams from other CFA chapters in North and South America) in Boston, MA on March 19-20, 2018.