Mendoza School of Business


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    February 4, 2019
    Award-winning paper uses EDGAR IP data to track correlation to portfolio

    Assistant professor of finance Huaizhi Chen and his co-authors have won this year's Richard A. Crowell prize for their paper "IQ from IP: Simplifying Search in Portfolio Choice," which links performance with portfolio managers' EDGAR searches.

    Pensions & Investments

  • January 30, 2019
    Oil sanctions. Deadly violence. Dire economy. How the Venezuelan crisis could affect US

    “For the average consumer this will have no effect,” said Gianna Bern, a former Latin American energy analyst with Fitch Ratings and now an associate professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame. “Where this comes into play is at the refining level.”

    USA Today

  • January 16, 2019
    Study: negative impact felt in community when a newspaper closes

    Hartford City News Times published a piece on the impact newspaper closures have on communities, based on research by finance professor Paul Gao, and fellow researchers Chang Lee and Dermot Murphy of the University of Illinois-Chicago, College of Business, Department of Finance.

    The Hartford City News Times

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    January 7, 2019
    Traders want their own exchange too

    Research by finance professors Robert Battalio and Bill McDonald about the advantages that the New York Stock Exchange gives to its human floor traders was quoted in a Jan. 7 column.


  • December 3, 2018
    Keep an eye on the road ahead when estimating cost of equity capital

    Estimating investment returns is tricky — especially, to paraphrase an old Danish saying, when dealing with the future. Still, it comes with the territory when you're a financial manager tasked with evaluating the capital investment opportunities that will drive your firm’s strategies and determining which ones will maximize returns. One of the standard tools of the trade is cost of equity capital estimation (COEC). While this estimate strongly influences corporate capital budgeting decisions, exactly how it’s calculated and what assumptions drive the estimate can vary.  …

    Melissa Jackson

  • November 28, 2018
    USMCA has important predecessor: NAFTA, professor says

    Notre Dame trade expert Jeff Bergstrand testified before the international trade commission that many of the expected effects of the proposed US-Mexico-Canada Agreement can be estimated using what we’ve already learned about the effects of free trade agreements. As the Nov. 30 deadline approaches for signing the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), University of Notre Dame finance professor Jeffrey Bergstrand…

    Carol Elliott

  • November 16, 2018
    When director deals matter

    Finance Professor Peter Kelly is quoted in a Money Week article which speaks to using the behavior of a company's directors as a tool for deciding when to sell stock at a loss.…

    Money Week

  • November 13, 2018
    Know when it’s time to sell a stock

    Finance Professor Peter Kelly was quoted in a U.S. News Money article about leaving out emotion when evaluating whether or not to sell a stock.…

    U.S. News Money

  • November 13, 2018
    Stocktake: Investors hoping for more post-election gains

    Finance professor Peter Kelly offers insight on insider sales in an article for The Irish Times…

    The Irish Times

  • November 8, 2018
    Racial bias in school bonds

    Finance professor Paul Gao's paper “What’s in a (School) Name? Racial Discrimination in Higher Education Bond Markets,” forthcoming in the Journal of Financial Economics, was featured in BizEd.