The Department of Finance has a large faculty and offers a doctoral student specialization, training and guidance in a wide variety of areas of finance. Areas of faculty research and expertise include corporate finance (including capital structure, corporate governance, incentive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, etc.), investments (including theoretical and empirical asset pricing, derivatives and microstructure), financial intermediation (including banking and theories of intermediation), international finance and regulated industry finance.
The faculty is active in research and publishes articles in the most prestigious finance journals. In the past decade, articles by members of our faculty have appeared in Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, American Economic Review, RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Financial Management, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Economic Theory, Journal of Risk and Insurance and many others. As a result, the Robinson College of Business finance faculty has emerged as one of the stronger finance departments in the country.