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Christopher Parsons
Office: 587
Phone: 206-685-7893
Fax: 206-543-7472

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 587
Seattle, Washington 98195

Christopher Parsons

Professor of Finance and Business Economics
Joshua Green Family Endowed Professor

Academic Expertise

behavioral finance
corporate finance

Positions Held

University of Washington – Foster School of Business, Seattle, WA
Michael G. Foster Professor of Finance
June 2018 – current
University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business Los Angeles, CA
Professor of Finance
July 2017 – June 2018
University of California at San Diego – Rady School of Management La Jolla, CA
Associate Professor of Finance (with tenure)
July 2013 – June 2017
Assistant Professor of Finance
July 2011 – June 2013
Harvard Business School Cambridge, MA
Visiting Associate Professor of Finance
July 2013 – July 2014
University of North Carolina – Kenan-Flagler Business School Chapel Hill, NC
Assistant Professor of Finance
July 2008 – June 2011
McGill University – Desautels Faculty of Management Montreal, PQ
Assistant Professor of Finance
July 2007 – June 2008

Selected Publications

  1. The Geography of Financial Misconduct
    Journal Article:Parsons, C., Sulaeman, J., and Titman, S., (forthcoming). Journal of Finance,
  2. What’s in a (school) name? Racial Discrimination in Higher Education Bond Markets
    Journal Article:Dougal, C., Gao, P., Mayew, W., and Parsons, C., (forthcoming). Journal of Financial Economics,
  3. Global Relation Between Financial Distress and Equity Returns
    Journal Article:Gao, P., Parsons, C., and Shen, J, (2018). Review of Financial Studies, pp. 239-277.
  4. Human Capital and the Supply of Religion
    Journal Article:Fisman, R., Engelberg, J., Hartzell, J., Parsons, C., (2016). Review of Economics and Statistics, pp. 415–427.
  5. Worrying about the Stock Market: Evidence from Hospital Admissions
    Journal Article:Engelberg, J., Parsons, C., (2016). Journal of Finance, pp. 1227–1250.
  6. Anchoring on Credit Spreads
    Journal Article:Dougal, D., Engelberg, J., Parsons, C., and Van Wesep, E., (2015). Journal of Finance, pp. 1039-1080.
  7. Urban Vibrancy and Corporate Investment
    Journal Article:Dougal, C., Parsons, C., Titman, S., (2015). Journal of Finance, pp. 163–210.
  8. Networks and Productivity: Causal Evidence from Journal Editor Rotations
    Journal Article:Brogaard, J., Engelberg, J., Parsons, C., (2014). Journal of Financial Economics, pp. 251-270.
  9. CEO Voice pitch and the labor market success of male chief executive officers
    Journal Article:Mayew, W., Parsons, C., Venkatachalam, M., (2013). Evolution and Human Behavior, pp. 234-248.
  10. The Price of a CEO’s Rolodex
    Journal Article:Engelberg, J., Gao, P., (2013). Review of Financial Studies, pp. 79-114.
  11. The Timing of Pay
    Journal Article:Parsons, C., Van Wesep, E., (2013). Journal of Financial Economics, pp. 373-397.
  12. The Cost and Timing of Financial Distress
    Journal Article:Elkamhi, R., Ericsson, J., and Parsons, C., (2012). Journal of Financial Economics, pp. 62-81.

Working Papers

Financial conflicts in medicine with co-authors Joey Engelberg and Nathan Tefft
Geographic momentum with co-authors Riccardo Sabbatucci and Sheridan Titman
Swimming upstream: struggling firms in corrupt cities with co-authors Johan Sulaeman and Sheridan Titman
Urban vibrancy and firm value creation with co-authors Casey Dougal and Sheridan Titman