Mendoza School of Business

Robert Battalio

William and Cassie Daley Collegiate Professor of Finance
  240 Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Publications

Robert Battalio is currently a professor of Finance 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.

BS, Texas A&M University
Ph D, Indiana University

Areas of Expertise
Market Micostructure
Ethics in Financial Markets

"On the Potential Cost of Mandating Qualified Auctions for Marketable Retail Orders", (With Robert Jennings), Journal of Investing - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"The Cost of Routing Orders to High Frequency Traders", (With Brian Hatch, Mehmet Saglam), Management Science - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Do (should) brokers route limit orders to options exchanges that purchase order flow?", (With Todd Griffith, Robert Van Ness), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 56, 2021

"Option Investor Rationality Revisited: The Role of Exercise Boundary Violations", (With Figlewski Stephen, Neal Robert), Financial Analysts Journal, 76, 2020

"Unrecognized Odd Lot Liquidity Supply: A Hidden Cost for High Priced Stocks", (With Shane Corwin, Robert Jennings), Journal of Trading, 12, 2017

"To Pay or be Paid? The Impact of Taker Fees and Order Flow Inducements on Trading Costs in U.S. Options Markets", (With Andriy Shkilko, Robert Van Ness), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 51, 2016

"Can Brokers Have it All? On the Relationship between Make Take Fees and Limit Order Execution Quality", (With Shane Corwin, Jennings Robert), Journal of Finance, 71, 2016

"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