Robert Battalio


Robert  Battalio

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Robert Battalio is currently a professor of Finance and Presidential Faculty Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. Robert has also served on the faculty of Georgia State University, as a visiting academic at the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank, and as the first NASD visiting academic fellow.

Robert has consulted for Fidelity, the New York Stock Exchange, LaBranche, Goldman Sachs, NYFIX, NASDR, the Nasdaq Intermarket, Archipelago, Susquehanna, and Knight Securities. His primary area of interest involves the relationship between financial market design and trading costs. He is currently studying whether the post-earnings announcement drift survives transactions costs, who trades on accruals information, trading costs in the equity option market, and price discovery in option markets. Robert’s work has appeared in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies, among others. Robert has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Dallas Morning News, the Newark Star Ledger, Inc Magazine, Business Week On-Line, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Letter, Christian Science Monitor, CNNfn, USA Today, Barrons, and Securities Week.

Areas of Expertise

Trading costs in security markets

Market design


BS, Texas A&M University

Ph D, Indiana University


"Can Brokers Have it All? On the Relationship between Make Take Fees and Limit Order Execution Quality", (with Shane Corwin, Jennings Robert), to appear in Journal of Finance.

"Who, if Anyone, Reacts to Accruals Information?", (with Alina Lerman, Joshua Livnat, Richard Mendenhall), Journal of Accounting and Economics, 53, 2012.

"Who Benefited from the Disclosures Mandates of the 1964 Securities Acts Amendments?", (with Brian Hatch, Timothy Loughran), Journal of Corporate Finance, 17, 2011.