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Oct 01, 2010

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Leigh Anenson, associate professor of business law, received her JD from the University of Akron School of Law. Her research involves rethinking the role of ancient equity in contemporary court practice in the United States. She is formulating an overarching theory, based upon a critical historical analysis of equity jurisprudence, to confront the confusion in the case law on the role of these defenses in modern business litigation.

 

Gerard Hoberg, assistant professor of finance, received his PhD from Yale University. His research interests include topics in corporate finance, industrial organization, and empirical asset pricing. His recent work in IPOs examines the sources of underwriting profits, insider trading patterns, and performance in competitive industries.

 

Raghu Raghavan, associate professor of management science, received his PhD in operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research primarily focuses on network design, data mining and auctions. The unifying feature to these various research areas is the network and combinatorial optimization techniques he applies to these problems. Raghavan's research is supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency.

 

Gordon Phillips, Bank of America Professor, received his MA and PhD from Harvard University. His areas of research include corporate finance and how financial decisions impact firms' strategic decisions, mergers and acquisitions, and contracting in futures and forward oil markets. His work in corporate finance includes studies of private equity issuance, capital structure, Chapter 11 bankruptcy, how leverage buyouts and other forms of high debt influence a firms' and rivals' investment decisions. 

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