J. Anthony Cookson
Assistant Professor of Finance
University of Colorado
Leeds School of Business


Contact
tony.cookson@colorado.edu

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I am an Assistant Professor of Finance in the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado -- Boulder.  My fields of specialization are Corporate Finance, Industrial Organization, and Applied Microeconomics. My research investigates the determinants of entry, competition, investment, merger activity, and the real effects of finance.  For more on my research (including published research and working papers), see my research section or my CV.

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Updates

2 July 2014: I updated the research section of my webpage, as well as my SSRN author page.

Upcoming:

  • I will present my paper Leverage and Preemption: Evidence from Entry Plans and Incumbent Investments at the 11th Annual  Washington University Conference on Corporate Finance in St. Louis, MO (November 6-8, 2014)
  • I will present my paper Anticipated Entry and Entry Deterrence: Evidence from the American Casino Industry at the 2015 American Economic Association Conference in Boston, Mass. (January 3-5, 2015).

Summer 2014:

  • I presented my paper Leverage and Preemption: Evidence from Entry Plans and Incumbent Investments at the 2014 European Finance Association Conference in Lugano, Switzerland (August 27-30, 2014)
  • I presented my paper Economic Consequences of Judicial Institutions at the 2nd Annual Institutions, Trade, and Economic Development Workshop in Eugene Oregon, held on August 12-14, 2014.
  • I attended the 2014 European Symposium on Financial Markets in Gerzensee, Switzerland (July 20- 25, 2014, Corporate Finance Week), where I presented Endogenous Matching, Underwriter Reputation and the Underpricing of IPOs (with Oktay Akkus and Ali Hortacsu) on the informal evening program.
  • I presented my paper Economic Consequences of Judicial Institutions at the 18th annual International Society of New Institutional Economics (ISNIE) Conference (Panel Discussion on Law and Economics and Ronald Coase, organized by the Ronald Coase Institute), held on June 19-21, 2014.  Action Shot.
  • I presented my paper Leverage and Preemption: Evidence from Entry Plans and Incumbent Investments at the 2014 Western Finance Association Conference in Monterey Bay (June 15-18, 2014)

Spring 2014: I taught three sections of Investments and Portfolio Analysis at University of Colorado - Boulder.

  • I presented my paper Economic Consequences of Judicial Institutions at the Midwest Economics Association Conference in Evanston, IL on March 23rd, 2014.
  • I presented my paper Endogenous Matching, Underwriter Reputation and the Underpricing of IPOs (with Oktay Akkus and Ali Hortacsu) at the International Industrial Organization Conference in Chicago, IL (April 11-13, 2014)

Fall 2013: I joined faculty in the Finance Department at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado -- Boulder.  If you want to read about my job market experience, I wrote a job market memoir (available here).

  • I attended the first annual Finance, Organizations, and Markets conference in Los Angeles on December 13th and 14th.
  • I presented my paper Anticipated Entry and Entry Deterrence at the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado on October 25th.

May 2013: I presented my paper, Anticipated Entry and Entry Deterrence, at the Rising Stars Session at the 2013 International Industrial Organization Conference in Boston, MA.

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