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, forthcoming

Are Corporate Inversions Good for Shareholders? (with Anton Bankin and Brent Glover) [SSRN]
     – Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming
     – 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, forthcoming

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

Working Papers

Asset Volatility and Financial Policy: Evidence from Corporate Mergers (with Youchang Wu) [SSRN] (Updated Jan. 2017)

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

Work In Progress

Leverage, Capital Gains Taxes, and Expected Returns (with Brent Glover)

The Market for Investment Opportunities over the Business Cycle

Asset Volatility and Leverage Choice (with Youchang Wu)

In The Media

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