Clinical Associate Professor and Academic Director of the Master of Finance Program
Professor Taranto is interested in empirical corporate finance. Recent areas of research include the underpricing of initial public offerings, the effect of capital structure on the announcement effects of dividend initiation and secondary equity offerings. His recent paper showing how insiders who have stock options can benefit from IPO underpricing won the Best Paper Award from the Conference on Entrepreneurial Finance and Business Ventures. Professor Taranto has taught at MIT's Sloan School of Management and at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his doctoral studies, Professor Taranto received an MBA from Duke University and PhD in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley and worked in bond research departments on Wall Street.