Research

My research focuses on corporate governance. Here are links to my publications and working papers:

Publications:

The effects of takeover defenses: Evidence from closed-end funds

Published in the Journal of Financial Economics, 2016

Featured in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (2/22/16)

The effects of internal board networks: Evidence from closed-end funds

Published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2018

Featured in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (10/06/18)

Managerial Reliance on the Retail Shareholder Vote: Evidence from Proxy Delivery Methods (with Choonsik Lee)

Published in Management Science, 2020

Featured in The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog (5/29/2017), Oxford Law School Business Law Blog (6/13/2017), Corporate Secretary (7/27/2017)

At the Table But Can't Break Through the Glass Ceiling: Many Board Positions Elude Diverse Directors (with Laura Field and Adam Yore)

Published in the Journal of Financial Economics, 2020

Featured in The Wall Street Journal (8/2/2016), Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (8/4/2016), Financial Times Agenda (9/29/2016), Fortune (1/11/2017)

Semi-finalist for Best Corporate Finance Paper at FMA (2017)

Does Board Independence Increase Firm Value? Evidence from Closed-End Funds

Published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2021

Working Papers:

Shining a Light in a Dark Corner: EDGAR Search Activity Reveals the Strategically Leaked Plans of Activist Investors (with Ryan Flugum and Choonsik Lee)

Available on SSRN

  • Featured in Institutional Investor, Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, The Deal

  • Awarded KB Securities Best Paper Award at 2020 Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets (Seoul, Korea)

  • Awarded Outstanding Paper for Overseas Scholars at the 2021 Joint Conference with the Allied Korea Finance Association

  • Top Paper Session at the 2021 Southern Finance Association meetings

  • Presented at 2021 Financial Intermediation Research Society meetings, 2021 Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference, 2021 Joint Conference with the Allied Korea Finance Association, 2020 Boca Corporate Finance and Governance Conference, 2020 Annual Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets

  • Revise and Resubmit at the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

Stakeholder Value: A Convenient Excuse for Underperforming Managers? (with Ryan Flugum)

Available on SSRN

  • Featured in Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog

  • Presented at the 2021 Financial Intermediation Research Society meetings

  • Accepted for presentation at the 2022 American Finance Association meetings