Gerard Hoberg's research interests include corporate finance, security issuance, payout policy, industrial organization, and empirical asset pricing. His recent work in IPOs examines the role of the underwriter and the role of prospectus disclosure in IPO pricing. His recent work on product markets examines the role of competition in industry booms, merger decisions, payout policy, and industry formation. Hoberg's work also considers textual analysis of corporate disclosures, which provides new insights on industry classifications and IPO issuance. Prior to earning his doctorate, Hoberg worked as a vice president at a quantitative transaction optimization firm. His teaching interests include corporate restructuring, and the theoretical foundations of finance.