Associate Professor | Finance
Howard and Judith Thompson Professor
5274D Grainger Hall
(608) 262-9810

Biography

Oliver Levine holds the Howard and Judith Thompson Professorship in the Finance Department. He received his doctorate in finance at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. His research interests include corporate finance, corporate investment, intangible assets, mergers and acquisitions, and agency conflicts.

Prior to his doctoral work, Levine studied at the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, and worked as a research assistant in the Division of Monetary Affairs at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC.

Research

Selected Accepted Journal Articles

Levine, O. & Wu, Y. (2020). Asset Volatility and Financial Policy: Evidence from Corporate Mergers Management Science

Levine, O. & Warusawitharana, M. (2019). Financial Frictions and Productivity Growth: Firm-level Evidence Journal of Monetary Economics

Selected Published Journal Articles

Albertus, J. & Glover, B. & Levine, O. (2019). Heads I win, tails you lose: asymmetric taxes, risk taking, and innovation Journal of Monetary Economics

Levine, O. (2017). Acquiring Growth Journal of Financial Economics

Babkin, A. & Glover, B. & Levine, O. (2017). Are Corporate Inversions Good for Shareholders? Journal of Financial Economics

Glover, B. & Levine, O. (2017). Idiosyncratic Risk and the Manager Journal of Financial Economics

Glover, B. & Levine, O. (2015). Uncertainty, Investment, and Managerial Incentives Journal of Monetary Economics

Working Papers

Albertus, J. & Glover, B. & Levine, O. (2018). Foreign investment of US multinationals: the effect of tax policy and agency