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Eliezer Fich is the Trustee Professor of Finance at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. He earned a PhD in Business Administration with honors from the NYU Stern School of Business and undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Fu Foundation School of Engineering at Columbia University. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in the most prestigious Finance and Accounting academic journals. Professor Fich’s research has been quoted by leading business periodicals such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The Economist. His research focuses on the firm value implications of Corporate Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Securities Laws.

Current Projects

Completed Working Papers

[1] “The effect of takeover protection in quiet life and bonding firms.” (With Jarrad Harford and Adam Yore). Revise and resubmit invited at the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

[2] “Advertising, attention, and acquisition returns.” (With Laura Starks and Anh Tran). Presented at the AFA 2018 meetings. Revise and resubmit invited at Management Science.

[3] “Shareholder litigation risk and the information environment: Revisiting evidence from two natural experiments” (With Audra Boone and Tom Griffin). Revise and resubmit invited at the Journal of Corporate Finance.

[4] “Do distant auditors result in sky-high bond yields?” (With Nathan Lundstrom, Chris Rossetti, and Adam Yore).

[5] “Do institutional investors benefit from trading around M&A announcements?” (With Vicky Lantushenko and Clemens Sialm).

[6] “Class action spillover effects on joint venture partners” (With Rachel Gordon and Adam Yore). Paper presented at the 2019 Global Finance Conference.

[7] Documenting M&A’s revelation effect using state-level R&D tax incentives (With Jennifer Blouin and Ahn Tran).

[8] “Do salient climatic risks affect shareholder voting?” (With Guosong Xu). Paper presented at the AFA 2022 meetings.

[9] “Greed or green? Evidence from corporate donations to anti-climate politicians” (With Guosong Xu).

[10] “Does regulatory exposure create M&A synergies?” (With Tom Griffin and Joseph Kalmenovitz).

Research Interests

Corporate Governance
Executive Compensation
Law & Finance
Corporate Boards

Working Papers

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