Faculty Profile

Grant Clayton PhD

Assistant Professor

Professor Grant Clayton conducts research in the area of empirical corporate finance. Specifically, he studies the interaction between the firm's financial decisions and various aspects of its industrial environment, such as pricing frictions, taxes, labor, and regulations.

His recent working papers include a study of capital structure and pricing restraints, called resale price maintenance (RPM), in the retail industry. Currently, he is analyzing the stock market's response to the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in late 2017.

He received his PhD in finance from Northwestern University in 2018. Prior to pursuing academia, he worked in litigation consulting and corporate valuation in the private sector. His industry experience focused on oil & gas, power, and mining.

Contact Information

Department: Finance and Quantitative Methods
Email: grant.clayton@uky.edu
Office: Gatton College of Business
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PhD, Northwestern University, 2018
M.S., Northwestern University, 2015
M.S., Texas A&M University, 2013
B.A., Southern Methodist University, 2006
B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, 2006
B.S., Southern Methodist University, 2006

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