Law and Finance Speaker Series: Michelle Lowry

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Law and Finance Speaker Series: Michelle Lowry

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Date and Time

  • Friday, February 3, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Olin Hall, 330

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Michelle Lowry, the TD Bank Professor of Finance in the LeBow School of Business at Drexel University will speak as part of the USD Law and Finance Speaker Series. She received her PhD from the University of Rochester and was previously a professor at Penn State University. In addition, she is a past visiting professor at INSEAD and at the Wharton School. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Economics and of Financial Management, a past associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies and an academic director at the Corporate Governance Center at Drexel University. She is a founding member of AFFECT (Academic Female Finance Committee), which strives for gender equality among the field of finance academics.

Her research focuses on a variety of issues in empirical corporate finance, including initial public offerings, mergers and corporate governance. She is particularly interested in the ways that companies’ corporate governance affects their performance around these corporate events. Her research has been published in top finance journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Finance. Her research also relates to the effects of policy on firm outcomes, in particular regulation related to firm governance and shareholder voting. In this vein, she recently participated in an SEC panel on shareholder voting. Finally, her research has also attracted attention in the popular press, with cites in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Forbes.


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