Mark Liu co-authored an article, "State of the Field: M&As and IPOs," for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The article reviews recent academic research on Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As) and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). The other two coauthors are Debarshi Nandy of Brandeis University and Jay Ritter of the University of Florida. The article can be seen here: http://www.kauffman.org/microsites/state-of-the-field/topics/firm-and-industry-dynamics/ma-and-ipos


Professor Hankins presented her paper, "Understanding Precautionary Cash," co-authored with Mike Faulkender and Mitchell Petersen, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on Thursday, February 2.


Gatton College is proud to recognize seniors Eric Johnson, Ross Hildabrand, Rex Bray, and Drew Brueggeman, who represented UK in the annual University of Georgia Equity Valuation and Presentation competition in January 2017. The UK team was selected from dozens of participating universities to advance to the final round where they placed 3rd out of 12, besting competitors including the University of Georgia, Emory University, and the University of Alabama.


Mr. David Flanery, 1979 graduate of the Gatton College of Business and Economics (B.S. in Accounting) will be visiting FIN 300 (Corporation Finance) on Thursday, February 9.  Additionally he will be meeting later that day (5:00-6:15) in room 265 with finance students.  Mr. Flanery is currently a restaurant industry consultant and former CFO of Papa John's and Benihana. 


If you have a passion for the business world, in particular a desire to work in the finance industry, yet wonder how you can obtain and develop the skills needed for such a career, the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics has some very good news for you.


Kristine Hankins had two papers on the program of the American Finance Association (AFA) Annual Meeting. Both "Understanding Precautionary Cash," co-authored with Mike Faulkender and Mitchell Petersen, and “Risk Management with Supply Contracts”, co-authored with Heitor Almeida and Ryan Williams, were presented on January 8.


Gatton’s Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) was featured on UK’s radio show “UK At the Half” during the Cats exciting win over North Carolina on December 17. The SMIF, with the endorsement of the UK Board of Trustees, manages an investment portfolio of several million dollars. Finance adjunct faculty member and 2001 Gatton grad Quint Tatro, who leads the SMIF, talked about the Seale Finance Learning Center’s state-of-the-art trading capacity. “It has unbelievable potential to bring practical money management application to the students,” he said.


Brad Jordan, Mark Liu and Soohyung Kim (UK alum who just started at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse) have a paper entitled "Corporate Risk-Taking in Dual-Class Firms" that just received the Review of Financial Economics "Best Paper in Corporate Finance" Award at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Finance Association, 2017.


Brad Jordan and Mark Liu have a forthcoming paper with Qun Wu, a UK alum now at the University of Nevada-Reno.  The paper is entitled "Organizational Form and Corporate Payout Policy" and is forthcoming at the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.


Will Gerken's paper, "Capital gains lock-in and government choices" (with Steve Dimmock, Zoran Ivkovic, and Scott Weisbenner) has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Financial Economics.