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, Household Finance, and Applied Microeconomics. My corporate finance research investigates the determinants of entry, competition, investment, merger activity, and the real effects of finance.  I also have an emerging interest in household finance, especially as it relates to gambling decisions and risky behavior.  For more on my research (including published research and working papers), see my research section or my CV.

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Updates (since Spring 2014)

For more detail, see the research section or my SSRN author page.  Updated: 4 April 2015.

Upcoming:

  • I will present my paper When Saving is Gambling at the First Israel Behavior Finance Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel (May 19-20, 2015).
  • I will present my paper Law and Finance Matter at the 2015 Financial Intermediation Research Society Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland (May 24-27, 2015).
  • I will present When Saving is Gambling at the Conference on Financial Decision Making (Boulder, CO; May 31-June 2, 2015).
  • I will present Endogenous Matching, Underwriter Reputation, and the Underpricing of Initial Public Offerings at the 2015 LBS Summer Symposium (London, England; June 15-16, 2015).
  • My paper Law and Finance Matter will be presented by a co-author at the 2015 IBBEA-WEAI Conference in Honolulu, HI, as well as the day ahead conference at the San Francisco Federal Reserve, both in June.
  • I will present my paper When Saving is Gambling at the 5th Helsinki Finance Summit in Helsinki, Finland (August 17-18, 2015).
  • My paper Law and Finance Matter will be presented by a co-author at the 2015 FMA Conference in Orlando, FL.
Spring 2015:
  • I am teaching one section of Investments and Portfolio Analysis (FNCE 4030) at University of Colorado - Boulder.
  • I presented 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).
  • I presented my paper When Saving is Gambling at Colorado State University on February 27th.
  • My paper Does Law and Finance Matter? was presented (by a co-author) at the Midwest Finance Association in Chicago, IL (March 5-7, 2015).
  • My paper When Saving is Gambling won The Talk of the Town Award for its presentation at at the Finance Down Under Conference in Melbourne, Australia (March 4-7, 2015).
  • I presented my paper When Saving is Gambling at University of Nevada - Las Vegas on March 13th.

Fall 2014:

  • I gave research seminars at Montana State (When Saving is Gambling; Oct 20), Cleveland Federal Reserve (When Saving is Gambling; Oct 28), and University of Pittsburgh (Does Law and Finance Matter? Oct 29).
  • I presented 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 attended the Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting in Atlanta, GA (November 14-15, 2014) where I presented Determinants of Bank Mergers, and my co-author presented Does Law and Finance Matter?
  • I presented my paper Does Law and Finance Matter? at the Entrepreneurial Finance And Innovation Conference in Boston, MA (November 16, 2014).
  • I presented my paper Leverage and Preemption at the 2nd Finance, Organizations, and Markets Conference in Los Angeles, CA (December 11-12, 2014).
  • I attended the Financial Research Association Conference in Las Vegas, NV (December 13-14, 2014).

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)

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