Dept. of Finance

 

Studies continually rank the Department of Finance at the University of Illinois as among the world's most productive finance research units. The Department is also home to outstanding teachers who deliver high-quality, challenging courses. Practice and learning converge to give Illinois finance students an active, engaging educational experience - in our pioneering Master of Science in Finance program, our top-tier PhD program, and in our nationally-ranked undergraduate curriculum.

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  • Huang, Ruidi (2019-07-02)
    The first essay, the Financial Consequences of Customer Satisfaction: Evidence from Yelp Ratings and SBA Loans, demonstrates the financial and real consequences of customer satisfaction using a novel and comprehensive Yelp ...

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  • Oh, Eunji (2019-07-03)
    The first essay examines whether systematic equity risk of firms reflects the risk of their R&D strategies at various angles. More novel R&D strategy is risky because it can be related to more extreme outcome. This risk ...

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  • Singh, Pranav (2019-04-12)
    The first chapter demonstrates the prevalence and importance of pledging of shares by insiders in the U.S. I create the first comprehensive database of share pledges by insiders in the U.S. to reveal the prevalence of this ...

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  • Kim, Hwanki Brian (2018-04-19)
    In the first chapter, using new patent-based industry-level measures of the horizons and values of corporate investment, I find that in response to an increase in long-term institutional ownership firms reallocate their ...

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  • Lagaras, Spyridon (2018-04-13)
    This thesis consists of three essays that examine empirical questions in corporate finance and labor markets. In the first essay, I use a matched employer-employee dataset linked with hand-collected data on M&A activity ...

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