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 Published Journal Articles

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

Presentations

IBEFA Summer Meetings (2013) Discussion of "Can equity volatility explain the global loan pricing puzzle?" by Gaul and Uysal

Midwest Finance Association meetings (2012) Discussion of "Investment and environmental regulation: evidence on the role of cash flow" by Riutort and Dardatt

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

Corporation Finance (FIN 325), Fall 2016.
Development of the theory,method and analytical techniques of financial management. Techniques of capital budgeting; valuation of projects and firms; theory of capital structure; dividend policy; cost of capital; mergers and acquisitions.

Corporation Finance (FIN 325), Fall 2016.
Development of the theory,method and analytical techniques of financial management. Techniques of capital budgeting; valuation of projects and firms; theory of capital structure; dividend policy; cost of capital; mergers and acquisitions.

Corporation Finance (FIN 325), Fall 2016.
Development of the theory,method and analytical techniques of financial management. Techniques of capital budgeting; valuation of projects and firms; theory of capital structure; dividend policy; cost of capital; mergers and acquisitions.