University of Texas at Austin
- PhD in Finance (minors in Economics and Statistics), 2005. Dissertation topic: Predation and Financial Structure.
Awards: Awards: Finance Department Fellowship 200-01, University Continuing Fellowship 1999-2000, CIBER Doctoral Internationalization Conference at UCLA, University Preemptive Fellowship 1996-97
Cast Western Reserve University
- Non-degree graduate student and Fulbright Scholar 1995-96
- Award: Alexander Hamilton Fellowship 1995-96
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
- MPhil in Finance, 1995
- Award: Cambridge Overseas Trust, BAT/FCO Scholarship 1994-95
Janus Pannonius University, Pécs, Hungary
- BSc in Business and Economics 1992
- Awards: TEMPUS Scholarship to study at Vrije Universitet Brussel 1992, ISEP Scholarship to study at University of Tennessee at Knoxville 1991, Scholarship of the Republic of Hungary 1991
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, Department of Finance and Statistical Analysis
- Assistant Professor of Finance (since July 1, 2009)
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance (July 2005 – June 2009)
- Assistant Professor of Finance (July 2001 – June 2005)
- Teaching: Introductory Corporate Finance (undergraduate, MBA and EMBA), Corporate Financial Planning (undergraduate and MBA until 2005), Applied Corporate Finance (MFM)
- Service: School of Business Undergraduate Studies Policy Committee (2009-2013), School of Business Assurance of Learning Committee (2011-2013), Finance honours advisor and general finance advisor (2010-2013)
- Grants and Awards: BSA Mackenzie Teaching Award (2003-2004)
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, Department of Finance, Austin, TX
Assistant Instructor (1998-2001)
- Teaching responsibilities: introductory money, banking and financial institutions
- Grants and Awards: nomination for graduate student teaching award
Teaching Assistant (1996-1998):
- Provided assistance for investment theory, portfolio management and security analysis (MBA, undergraduate), energy finance and corporate finance (MBA).
JANUS PANNONIUS UNIVERSITY, Department of Managerial Economics, Pécs, Hungary
Assistant Instructor (1992-1994)
- Teaching responsibilities: introductory financial management (undergraduate)
Advanced discussion of valuation and financial policies. Prerequisites: FIN 412. Restricted to 4th year students.
Normally restricted to third- and fourth-year Business students. Prerequisites: FIN 301 or consent of Department. Additional prerequisites may be required.
Fundamental concepts in asset valuation are discussed within the context of simple asset pricing models and efficient financial markets. This course introduces the valuation of financial assets such as bonds and stocks. Further topics include the issuing of financial securities, leverage, dividend policy, cash management, and derivative securities. Credit will not be given for FIN 501 when FIN 503 has been completed. Prerequisites: ACCTG 501, BUEC 503, and MGTSC 501.
Combination of comprehensive global financial management cases from the CFO perspective and presentations and discussions on current financial management topics including lectures from CFOs and others with significant expertise in global financial market and institutions. Prerequisites: FIN 806 and FIN 808. Restricted to students registered in the MFM Program.
Research - Published Papers
“ ‘You Can Enter but You Cannot Leave..’ U.S. Securities Markets and Foreign Firms,” Journal of Finance, 2008, 63(5): 2477-2506 (with Nadia Massoud).
“Why Do Firms Go Dark?” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2007, 42(2):421–442. (with Nadia Massoud).
Research - Working Papers
“SEC Regulation, Risk-Taking and Financial Distress: Private versus Public Firms” (with Nadia Massoud and Igor Semenenko) To be presented at the NFA 2012 conference, recipient of the Jean Perrien Award at the 2012 ASAC Conference.
“Predation, Stock Prices and Financial Structure” (with Andres Almazan and Sheridan Titman)
“Patent Litigation and Deep Pockets: Does Size Matter?”