Oliver Levine

Associate Professor of Finance

Howard and Judith Thompson Professor

Wisconsin School of Business

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Research Interests

Corporate Finance, Corporate Investment, Mergers and Acquisitions, Agency Problems


Acquiring Growth [SSRN]
     – Journal of Financial Economics, 2017

Are Corporate Inversions Good for Shareholders? (with Anton Bankin and Brent Glover) [SSRN]
     – Journal of Financial Economics, 2017
     – Media: New York Times (Op-Ed); Thomson Reuters (Inc.); New York Times (Fair Game); Cato Institute (I) (II); Columbia Law School (Blue Sky)
     – Data: Inversion sample

Idiosyncratic Risk and the Manager (with Brent Glover) [SSRN]
     – Journal of Financial Economics, 2017

Uncertainty, Investment, and Managerial Incentives (with Brent Glover) [ScienceDirect] [SSRN]
     – Journal of Monetary Economics, 2015

Working Papers

Asset Volatility and Capital Structure: Evidence from Corporate Mergers (with Youchang Wu) [SSRN] (Updated Jan. 2017)
     – Revise & Resubmit at Management Science

Finance and Productivity Growth: Firm-level Evidence (with Missaka Warusawitharana) [SSRN] (Updated Feb. 2016)

Work In Progress

Worldwide taxes, agency conflicts, and investment (with Jim Albertus and Brent Glover)

Heads I win, tails you lose: asymmetric taxes and foreign investment (with Jim Albertus and Brent Glover)

In The Media

      Newpaper: New York Times (Op-Ed); New York Times (Fair Game); Wisconsin State Journal I; Wisconsin State Journal II
      Online/blog: Thomson Reuters (Inc.); Columbia Law School (Blue Sky); WSB Forward Thinking blog
      Think tank: Cato Institute (I); Cato Institute (II)