Timothy Loughran


C.R. Smith Professor of Finance

Timothy  Loughran

Contact Information

Endowed Position

C. R. Smith II Professor of Finance

Biography

Tim Loughran joined the Notre Dame faculty in the fall of 1999. His academic research has concentrated mostly on equity investing, and his work has been published widely in the top journals of the field, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Research areas explored by Loughran include the long-run performance of new issues, payment form in corporate acquisitions, value versus growth investment strategies, and how a firm’s location affects its liquidity and capital structure. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Economist, and Business Week. Loughran taught previously at the University of Iowa. He received a bachelor of arts degree and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MBA degree from Indiana University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At Notre Dame, Loughran received a Kaneb Teaching Award in 2004 and was named the Mendoza College of Business’s Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the year in 2005. In 2006 he won the Outstanding Teacher Award for the Executive MBA Chicago Program, and he received a Joyce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2008.

Areas of Expertise

Behavioral Finance

Textual Analysis

Education

BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MBA, Indiana University

Ph D, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Publications

"Textual Analysis in Accounting and Finance: A Survey", (with Bill McDonald), Journal of Accounting Research, 54, 2016.

"The Use of EDGAR Filings by Investors", (with Bill McDonald), to appear in Journal of Behavioral Finance.

"Trust, but Verify: MD&A Language and the Role of Trust in Corporate Culture", (with Robert Audi, Bill McDonald), Journal of Business Ethics, 139, 2016.

"Old Glass Ceilings are Hard to Break: Gender Usage Trends in Annual Reports", (with Bill McDonald), Studies in Communication Sciences, 15, 2015.

"The Use of Word Lists in Textual Analysis", (with Bill McDonald), Journal of Behavioral Finance, 16, 2015.

"Using 10-K Text to Gauge Financial Constraints", (with Andriy Bodnaruk, Bill McDonald), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 50, 2015.

"Measuring Readability in Financial Disclosures", (with Bill McDonald), Journal of Finance, 69, 2014.

"Regulation and Financial Disclosure: The Impact of Plain English", (with Bill McDonald), Journal of Regulatory Economics, 45, 2014.

"IPO First-Day Returns, Offer Price Revisions, Volatility, and Form S-1 Language", (with Bill McDonald), Journal of Financial Economics, 109, 2013.

"Barron’s Red Flags: Do They Actually Work?", (with Bill McDonald), Journal of Behavioral Finance, 2011.

"New Evidence on the Relation between the Enterprise Multiple and Average Stock Returns", (with Jay Wellman), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2011.

"The Impact of Venture Capital Investments on Public Firm Stock Performance", (with Sophie Shive), Journal of Behavioral Finance, 2011.

"When is a Liability not a Liability? Textual Analysis, Dictionaries, and 10 Ks", (with Bill McDonald), Journal of Finance, 2011.

"Who Benefited from the Disclosure Mandates of the 1964 Securities Acts Amendments?", (with Robert Battalio, Brian Hatch), Journal of Corporate Finance, 2011.

"A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: The Use of Ethics-Related Terms in 10-K Reports", (with Bill McDonald, Hayong Yun), Journal of Business Ethics, 89, 2009.

"Commonality in Codes of Ethics", (with Margaret Forster, Bill McDonald), Journal of Business Ethics, 90, 2009.

"Does Payment for Order Flow to Your Broker Help or Hurt You?", (with Robert Battalio), Journal of Business Ethics, 80, 2008.

"The Impact of Firm Location on Equity Issuance", Financial Management, 37, 2008.

"Geographic Dissemination of Information", Journal of Corporate Finance, 13, 2007.

"The Geography of S&P 500 Stock Returns", (with David Barker), Journal of Behavioral Finance, 8, 2007.

"Mutual Fund Incubation and the Role of the Securities and Exchange Commission", (with Carl Ackermann), Journal of Business Ethics, 70, 2007.

"Do Investors Capture the Value Premium?", (with Todd Houge), Financial Management, 35, 2006.