CV

Last updated: 09/17/2011

 

University of Texas at Dallas, School of Management

 

 

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Education:

 

09/2004, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Dissertation Title: "Empirical Studies of Executive Compensation," Dissertation Advisor: Siddhartha Chib

 

06/2000, Master of Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, Field: Economics

 

06/1998, Master of Arts, New Economic School, Field: Economics

 

06/1998, Master of Sciences, Moscow State University, Field: Mathematics

 

Employment:

 

09/2004-present,  Assistant Professor in Finance,, University of Texas at Dallas.

 

09/2008-05/2009,  Visiting Assistant Professor in Finance, University of Texas at Austin.

 

Publications:

 

The Economics of Super Managers,” with Glenn MacDonald and Jun Yang, Review of Financial Studies, 2011, vol. 24, no. 10, p. 3321-3368.

 

Renegotiation-proof Contracting, Disclosure, and Incentives for Efficient Investment,” with Philip Dybvig and Jun Yang, Journal of Economic Theory, 2010, vol. 145, no.5, pp. 1805-1836.

 

 Consensus in Diverse Corporate Boards,” with Philip Dybvig, Review of Financial Studies, 2009, vol. 22, no. 2, p.715-747.

 

Organizing Multiple Related Tasks into Jobs: Diversification vs. Competition,” Economics Letters, 2008, vol. 99, no.3, p. 599-603.

 

Assessing the Role of Option Grants to CEOs: How Important is Heterogeneity?” with Siddhartha Chib,

Journal of Empirical Finance, 2008,  vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 145-166.

 

Working Papers:

 

Making the Grade: Product Quality Reporting by Infomediaries,” with Ashutosh Prasad, resubmission encouraged subject to substantial revision, Management Science.

 

Sliding-Scale Contracts in Movie Distribution: A Theoretical Rationale,” with Seethu Seetharaman and Andrei Strijnev, resubmission encouraged subject to substantial revision, Management Science.

 

Motivating Innovation in Newly Public Firms,” with Robert Kieschnick and Rabih Moussawi.

 

Screening of Possibly Incompetent Agents and Welfare Analysis without Common Priors,” with Philip Dybvig.

 

Product Market Interactions and the Propensity to Restructure in Bankruptcy,” with Michael Rebello.

 

Capturing Heterogeneity in Leverage,” with Yexiao Xu.

 

Work in Progress:

 

“Innovation, incentives and firm growth under competition,” with Glenn MacDonald and Jun Yang.

 

“Judicial Discretion,” with Michael Rebello.

Conference and Seminar Presentations:

 

“The Economics of Super Managers,” presented by coauthors at American Finance Association, San Francisco, January 2009; Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS) Conference 2008; Harvard Business School Strategy Research Conference 2007, Third Annual Conference on Corporate Finance at Washington University in Saint Louis, The Conference on Financial Contracting: Theory and Evidence in Mannheim, China  International Conference in Finance 2007, UT Dallas, Indiana University, University of Maryland

 

“On the Persistence of Capital Structure -- Reinterpreting What We Know,” presented at Winter Finance Conference, University of British Columbia, March 2008

 

“Consensus in Diverse Corporate Boards,” presented at Western Finance Association, Big Sky, July 2007;presented by coauthor at University of Chicago, CKGSB, Fudan University, University of Minnesota, Washington University in St. Louis, UT Dallas

 

“Disclosure and Investment,” presented at American Finance Association, Boston, January 2006

 

“Takeover Defenses and Executive Compensation in IPOs,” presented at Financial Management Association 2005, 2010, Lone Star Finance Conference, 2008, UT Dallas

 

“Assessing the Role of Option Grants to CEOs: How Important is Heterogeneity?” presented at San Francisco State University, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Washington University in St. Louis,         UT Dallas

 

“Screening of Possibly Incompetent Agents and Welfare Analysis without Common Priors,” presented by coauthor at Singapore Management University, University of Missouri-Columbia, National University of Singapore, Soutwest University of Finance and Economics

 

“Sliding-Scale Contracts in Movie Distribution: A Theoretical Rationale,” presented by coauthor at Marketing Science Conference, 2005

 

“Are CEOs Charged for Stock-Based Pay? An Instrumental Variable Analysis,” presented at UT Arlington

 

“Managerial Compensation and Job Design with Multiple Correlated Projects,” presented at Finance Management Association, Chicago, October 2004

 

“CEO Compensation, Board Composition, and Firm Value,” presented at Midwest Economic Association meetings, St. Louis, March 2003

 

“Can the Monopoly Hypothesis Explain IPO Hot Markets,” presented at Eastern Economic Association meetings, Boston, March 2002

 

Discussant at Financial Intermediation Research Society Conference 2008, Financial Management Association Conference, 2008, Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting, 2008, Financial Intermediation Research Society Conference 2009, Financial Management Association Conference, 2009, Lone Star Finance Conference, 2006

 

Doctoral advisement:

 

Committee member, Mehmet Sinan Goktan, 06/2008, "Wealth Effects of Antitakeover Provisions in Mergers"

 

Committee member, Yin Li, 06/2011, "Interactions Between Corporate Financing and Investment Decisions"

 

Teaching:

 

BA 3341, Business Finance, undergraduate level, UT Dallas, School of Management

 

FIN 7310, Seminar in Contemporary Finance, Ph.D. level, UT Dallas, School of Management

 

FIN 7340, Topics in Theoretical Corporate Finance, Ph.D. level, UT Dallas, School of Management

 

FIN 6301, Financial Management, graduate level, UT Dallas, School of Management

 

Advanced Corporate Finance, both undergraduate and graduate level, UT Austin, McCombs School of Business

 

Money and Banking, undergraduate level, Washington University, Department of Economics

 

Financial Strategy, graduate level, Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Department of Economics and Finance

 

Introduction to Microeconomics, undergraduate level, Washington University, Department of Economics

 

Professional recognitions and honors:

 

Competitive Summer Research Grant, 06/2001-08/2001, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Economics

 

Competitive Summer Research Grant, 06/2002-08/2002, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Economics

 

Competitive Summer Research Grant, 06/2003-08/2003, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Economics

 

Continuing Research Fellowship Award, 09/2002 - 05/2003, Washington University, Department of Economics

 

Fellowship Award, 09/1998 - 05/1999, Washington University, Department of Economics

 

Professional memberships:

 

American Finance Association

 

Financial Management Association

 

Western Finance Association