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Office: Mackenzie Hall 364
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 206-543-0721
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Michael Wittry

Ph.D. Candidate

Academic Department: Finance & Business Economics

Area of Specialization: Finance


MS, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2013)
BA, Buena Vista University (2009)

Research Interests

Empirical Corporate Finance
Corporate Governance
Capital Structure


Institutional and Legal Context in Natural Experiments: The Case of State Antitakeover Laws (with Jonathan Karpoff), Journal of Finance, 73(2), 657-714, April 2018.
Hedging House Price Risk with Futures Contracts after the Bubble Burst (with Patrick Schorno and Steve Swidler), Finance Research Letters, 11(4), 332-340, December 2014.

Working Papers

(Debt) Overhang: Evidence from Resource Extraction (Job Market Paper)
The Consequence to Directors of Deploying Poison Pills (with William Johnson and Jonathan Karpoff)