My research focuses on corporate governance. I study the impact that boards of directors have on corporate performance. I also study the effect that CEO compensation, CEO risk exposure, and CEO activism have on firm value. My second stream of research considers various questions in personnel economics. I study the role that incentives play in driving individual performance and knowledge sharing among coworkers.
My research has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Management Science, the Journal of Corporate Finance, and the Harvard Business Review.
My research has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The Washington Post.
- Financial Management (FINE 3010)
- Fall 2019 - Instructor Score: 6.90/7.0
- Fall 2020 - Instructor Score: 4.84/5.0
- Workplace Knowledge Flows (Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2020)
- Board Monitoring, Director Connections, and Credit Quality (Journal of Corporate Finance, 2020)
- Employee Responses to Downward Compensation Adjustments: Evidence from a Sales Firm (Management Science, Forthcoming)
- Research: How Virtual Teams Can Better Share Knowledge (Harvard Business Review, 2020)
Education & Affiliations
- University of Utah - PhD in Finance
- Brigham Young University - BS in Mathematics with minors is Philosophy, Sociology, and Business Administration