Robert Morris University
Educational BackgroundPh.D., Accounting, University of Connecticut, 2005
Area of Expertise/ResearchEmpirical accounting and capital markets research. Recent research focuses on corporate intangible investments, cost of equity capital, voluntary disclosure, mergers and acquisitions, debt covenants, and accounting restatements.
Publications "Intangible Investment and Stock Pricing of SGA Expenses: Evidence from the InformationWeek500 Firms," Journal of Business and Economic Studies, 17(2). 2011, with R. Huang and G. S. Seow"Do Firms become more Conservative after Financial Restatements?" International Journal of Accounting and Finance, 1 (4), 2009, with R. Huang and G. Vasudevan"Hot and Cold Merger Markets". Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 33 (4). 2009, with N.K. Chidambaran, K.John, and G. Vasudevan"The Networking Function of Investment Banks: Evidence from Private Investments in Public Equity." Journal of Corporate Finance, 14, 738-752. 2008. With R. Huang and D. Zhang
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