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Ph.D. Advisors

Prof. Dan Amiram

Dan Amiram is the Dean and the Joseph Safra Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Chaired Professor at the Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University. He also serves as the Director of the Henry Crown Institute of Business Research in Israel and the head of the Fintech concentration in the MBA program. Until 2019 he served as the head of the Hogeg Blockchain Research Institute. Before joining the Coller School, he was the Philip H. Geier Associate Professor of Business at Columbia Business School. Professor Amiram’s research focuses on the effects and consequences of frictions created by information asymmetry, taxation and business law on debt and equity markets around the world. He has conducted research in the areas of debt contracting, executive compensation,  banking, international taxation, foreign investments, financial distress and financial reporting fraud and misconduct that was published in top finance and accounting journals. Professor Amiram’s research provides evidence that information, taxation and business law play a significant role in investors' decision-making processes and shape the design of contracts and the financial system.

Prof. Evgeny Lyandres

Evgeny Lyandres is a Professor of Finance at Coller School of Management, Tel Aiv University. Evgeny Lyandres’ research focuses on the interaction between firms’ financial and operating strategies, and on the effects of product market competition on various firms’ financial decisions, such as capital structure choices, M&A strategies and the going public choices. He is also interested in applications of real options theory to firms’ financial and investment decisions. Recently, his research focus shifted largely to applications of blockchain technology in finance. His theoretical and empirical papers have been published in leading finance journals, such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Journal of Business, Review of Finance, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis among many others, and received numerous awards and prizes. Evgeny serves as a Co-editor of Journal of Corporate Finance and as an Associate Editor of several journals.

External Ph.D. Advisors

Prof. Lin William Cong

Lin William Cong is the Rudd Family Professor of Management and Associate Professor of Finance at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University SC Johnson College of Business. He is also the founding faculty director for the FinTech Initiative at Cornell and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to joining Cornell, he was an assistant professor of Finance and Ph.D. advisor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and faculty member at the Center for East Asian Studies. He is a a Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellow, a Poets & Quants World Best Business School Professor, a former doctoral fellow at the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, and a former George Shultz Scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Cong serves as associate editor for Management Science, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Corporate Finance, and the Journal of Banking and Finance, has advised FinTech organizations such as Wall Street Blockchain Alliance and ChainLink, was consulted for regulators' lawsuits against KIN/Kik and Telegram's TON regarding their ICOs, as well as for the incubation of Dfinity and its initial research. Cong is a member of multiple professional organizations such as the American Economic Association, European Finance Association, and the Econometric Society.

Prof. Wayne Landsman

Wayne Landsman is a KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting at the University of North Carolina in Chapell Hill. Wayne Landsman’s research focuses on the role of accounting information in capital price formation. Topics of research include pensions, employee stock options, asset securitization and fair value accounting. He teaches courses in financial accounting and financial reporting. Dr. Landsman served as associate dean of the PhD Program from 2001-16 and chair of the accounting area from 1991-98. He has published over 70 articles in leading scholarly and professional journals on topics dealing with the role of accounting information in capital price formation. Several of his scholarly papers have received recognition from the American Accounting Association (AAA), including the Notable Contribution Award (2012), Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award (1985 and 2016), and Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) Best Paper Award (2000, 2008 and 2014). Dr. Landsman also received the 2014 AAA Outstanding Educator Award. He has served on editorial boards of The Accounting Review, Management Science, European Accounting Review and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. He is an editor of The Accounting Review. Professor Landsman was president of FARS (1996-97) and served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, which advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board (1998-2001). He received his PhD in business, MBA and his MS in statistics from Stanford University. He graduated magna cum laude in economics from Princeton University.


Prof. Bjørn N. Jørgensen

Bjørn N. Jørgensen is a Professor of Accounting at Copenhagen Business School. His research documents the presentation and use of information in decision settings with uncertainty. The focus of his research is on publicly-traded companies and their financial reporting, including accounting-based valuation, aggregation of information, auditing, and contracting.

Prof. Campbell R. Harvey

Campbell R. Harvey is Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He served as President of the American Finance Association in 2016. Professor Harvey obtained his doctorate at the University of Chicago in business finance. He has served on the faculties of the Stockholm School of Economics, the Helsinki School of Economics, and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He has also been a visiting scholar at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He is a Fellow of the American Finance Association. Harvey received the 2015, 2015 and 2021 Best Paper Awards from the Journal of Portfolio Management for his research on distinguishing luck from skill. He has also received nine Graham and Dodd Awards/Scrolls for excellence in financial writing from the CFA Institute. He has published over 150 scholarly articles on topics spanning investment finance, emerging markets, corporate finance, behavioral finance, financial econometrics and computer science. Harvey is a Founding Director of the Duke-CFO Survey. This widely watched quarterly survey polls over 1,500 CFOs worldwide. Harvey serves Partner and Senior Advisor at Research Affiliates, LLC who oversees over $180 billion in client funds as well as Investment Strategy Advisor to the Man Group plc, the world’s largest, publicly listed, global hedge fund provider. Harvey edited the Journal of Finance, the leading scientific journal in his field and one of the premier journals in the economic profession from 2006-2012.

Prof. Edward Maydew

Edward Maydew is David E. Hoffman Distinguished Professor of Accounting at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Maydew’s teaching and research interests include taxation and accounting and their roles in economic decisions. He is senior executive director of the UNC Tax Center. Dr. Maydew is coauthor of “Taxes and Business Strategy: A Planning Approach” with Myron Scholes, Mark Wolfson, Merle Erickson, Michelle Hanlon and Terry Shevlin. He has served as an editor of The Accounting Review, an associate editor of Journal of Accounting and Economics and editorial board member of Journal of Accounting Research and Review of Accounting Studies. His research is published in the leading academic journals in his field, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Management Science, Journal of Public Economics, National Tax Journal, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory and Journal of the American Taxation Association. He has received awards for excellence in teaching and research, including the Weatherspoon Award for Excellence in Research and four Weatherspoon Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Dino Palazzo

Dino Palazzo is a senior economist in the Capital Markets section of the Research and Statistics division at the Federal Reserve Board (Washington DC). Before joining the Federal Reserve Board, he was an assistant professor of finance at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from New York University and is M.Sc. and BA in economics from Bocconi University in Milan (Italy).

Prof. Eswar Prasad

Eswar Prasad is the Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he holds the New Century Chair in International Economics, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was previously chief of the Financial Studies Division in the International Monetary Fund's Research Department and, before that, was the head of the IMF's China Division. Prasad's latest book is The Future of Money: How the Digital Revolution is Transforming Currencies and Finance (Harvard University Press, September 2021). He is also the author of Gaining Currency: The Rise of the Renminbi (Oxford, 2016) and The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance (Princeton, 2014). His extensive publication record includes articles in numerous collected volumes as well as top academic journals such as the American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, The Economic Journal, International Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of International Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Monetary Economics, and Review of Economics and Statistics. He has co-authored and edited numerous books and monographs, including on financial regulation and on China and India.

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