PhD in Finance // Collaborative Research

Collaborative Research

Current or former PhD student names are set in bold type.

Manoj Kulchania and Shawn Thomas, 2017, Cash reserves as a hedge against supply-chain risk, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming.

Thomas Boulton, Scott Smart, and Chad Zutter, 2017. Conservatism and International IPO Underpricing, Journal of International Business Studies 48, 763-785.

Jesse Ellis, Sara Moeller, Frederik Schlingemann, and René Stulz, 2017. Portable country governance and cross-border acquisitions, Journal of International Business Studies 48, 148-173.

Leonce Bargeron, Kenneth Lehn, and Jared Smith, 2015. Employee-management trust and M&A activity, Journal of Corporate Finance, 389-406.

Thomas Boulton, Marcus Braga-Alves, and Frederik P. Schlingemann, 2014. Does equity-based compensation make CEOs more acquisitive? Journal of Financial Research 37-3, 267-293

Thomas Boulton, Scott Smart, and Chad Zutter, 2013. Industrial Diversification and Underpricing of Initial Public Offerings. Financial Management 42, 679-704.

Thomas Boulton, Marcus Braga-Alves, and Kuldeep Shastri, 2012. Payout Policy in Brazil: Dividends versus Interest on Equity. Journal of Corporate Finance 18, 968–979.

Jesse Ellis, C. Edward Fee, and Shawn Thomas, 2012. Proprietary Costs and the Disclosure of Information about Customers. Journal of Accounting Research Vol. 50, 685-727.

Thomas Boulton, Scott Smart and Chad Zutter, 2011. Earnings Quality and International IPO Underpricing. The Accounting Review 86, 483–505.

Leonce Bargeron, Manoj Kulchania, and Shawn Thomas, 2011. Accelerated Share Repurchases. Journal of Financial Economics 101, 69-89.

Thomas Boulton, Scott Smart, and Chad Zutter, 2010. Acquisition Activity and IPO Underpricing, Financial Management 39, 1521-1546.

Kenneth Lehn, Sukesh Patro and Mengxin Zhao, 2009. Determinants of the size and structure of corporate boards: 1935-2000. Financial Management, 747-780.

Leonce Bargeron Kenneth Lehn, and Mehmet Yalin, 2009. The subprime crisis and systemic risk: evidence from U.S. securities markets,” Globalization and Systemic Risk, edited by Douglas D. Evanoff, David S. Hoelscher, and George G. Kaufman, World Scientific Publishing, 299-312.


In combination with real-world experience, the Katz MBA program has built my skills in ethical leadership, teamwork, and strategic thinking, and provided both the foundation and the confidence necessary for handling complex business situations in the future.

William Sapon

MBA '17

I chose Katz because they offer so many opportunities for so many different kinds of students. The staff, faculty and professors are extremely welcoming and conductive to a great learning environment. Between all of the events, networking opportunities, or personalized career advising, I knew that this grad school was the right fit for me.

Brittany Knight

MBA '22