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Jonathan Karpoff To Give Wasserman Lecture Nov. 18

University of Washington finance professor Jonathan Karpoff will discuss “Do Short Sellers Detect Overpriced Firms? Evidence from SEC Enforcement Actions” at the Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Yale Law School. The lecture runs from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge and is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law.

Jonathan M. Karpoff is the Norman J. Metcalfe Professor of Finance at the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business. He previously served as the Visiting Alumni Professor of Finance and Alumni Research Scholar at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and as the John M. Olin Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.

His research addresses a wide range of topics, including fisheries management, natural resource regulation, insider trading, organizational structure and performance, anti-takeover regulation, corporate governance, and the causes and consequences of corporate misconduct. His research is frequently cited in media outlets, including The New York Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio—most recently related to his work on corporate financial scandals.

In 2003, he was awarded the Griliches Prize in Empirical Economics for his research on leadership in arctic exploration. 

He holds a B.A. from the University of Alaska/Anchorage and an M.A. and Ph.D. from UCLA. 

The Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance was established by Craig Wasserman ’86 in memory and honor of his father, Bert W. Wasserman, a distinguished leader in the field of finance who exemplified the field’s highest professional and ethical standards. The goal of the workshop is to support the study of corporate law and finance by sponsoring workshops and discussion forums for the presentation of current research and the discussion of topical issues in law and finance by faculty from Yale and other universities, government officials and members of the bar.

Click here for the 2008-2009 Wasserman Workshop schedule.