Faculty Profile

Leonce Bargeron PhD

PNC Associate Professor

Leonce Bargeron is the PNC Associate Professor of Finance. His research interests include mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, payout policy, and information asymmetry. He has published his research in leading finance and accounting journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Before joining the Gatton College of Business, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to pursuing his academic career, he was an options market maker: three years trading foreign currency options on the PHLX in Philadelphia, two years trading FTSE 100 options on the floor the LIFFE in London and one year trading OTC options for BNP in Paris. Subsequent to trading, he served for two years as the CFO of Ram Tool and Supply Co. He earned a B.A. in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania, a M.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia, and a PhD in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Contact Information

Department: Finance and Quantitative Methods
Phone: (859) 257-4397
Email: leonce.bargeron@uky.edu


PhD, University of North Carolina, 2005
MA, University of Virginia, 2000
BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1988

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