I am an Assistant Professor of Finance in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. My research utilizes theoretical, empirical and computational methods to investigate topics at the intersection of corporate finance and financial markets. Specifically, my research interests include price feedback and the informativeness of price for firm decision making, IPO underpricing, institutional investors (in particular, their effect on the real economy), and retirement tax planning. My teaching is focused on Financial Modeling, where I combine my real-world experience in early-stage ventures with cases and interactive projects. Prior to academia, I worked in high-frequency algorithmic trading and private student lending where I was involved in several fundraising efforts, ranging from $300K to $75M.
Recent Updates (as of September 2016)
A new working paper, with Scott Cederburg and Michael O'Doherty, which analyzes Roth versus Traditional retirement contributions is featured in an article on Bloomberg. Consumer Reports and Forbes have also featured our work.
Shaun Davies and I have produced a new working paper on crowdfunding. In it, we show the importance of naive investors to creating an efficient financing environment. Our analysis has important implications for the design of crowdfunding platforms, which we discuss in our letter to the SEC.