The Department of Finance assesses real-time financial market data, news and analytics to produce quality research.
Our work is published in top-tier finance journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
“Our findings suggest that director-specific attributes are important drivers of value, are related to good decision-making, and should be considered when establishing and assessing policy.”
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University of Tennessee economists Matthew Murray and Don Bruce wrote that while the New Markets program provided “an important boost” to low-income communities, “it falls short in terms of economic impact, efficiency, and accountability.” They continued, “The program entails relatively…
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Tracie Woidtke on Shareholder Activism
Tracie Woidtke is looking into the effects of communication among shareholders and increased activism with the goal of determining whether low-cost mechanisms can influence a company to act in shareholders’ best interests.Our Research
From CEO compensation to investor activism, home ownership and angel investors, our faculty research investigates the nexus of finance theory and everyday life.Our Faculty
Haslam Summer Scholars Research Awards Provide Funding for 32 Leading Faculty
In its eight years, the program has provided nearly $4 million in grants for high-quality faculty research.Read More