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Doron Levit
Phone: 206-543-3021

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 35XXXX
Seattle, WA 98195

Doron Levit

Professor of Business Economics
Marion B. Ingersoll Professor of Finance

PhD Stanford University (2011)

Academic Expertise

business valuation
corporate finance
corporate governance
dividend and payout policy / stock splits
financial economics
mergers and acquisitions
private equity

Positions Held

Assistant professor, Department of Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2011-2020
Lecturer, Department of Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2010-2011

Selected Publications

  1. Trading and Shareholder Democracy
    Journal Article:Levit, D., Malenko, D., Maug, E., (forthcoming). Journal of Finance,
  2. A Theory of One-Size-Fits-All Recommendations
    Journal Article:Levit, D., Tsoy, A., (2022). American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Vol. 14(4), pp. 318-347.
  3. Agents of Inequality: Common Ownership and the Decline of the American Worker
    Journal Article:Goshen, Z., Levit, D., (2022). Duke Law Journal, Vol. 72(1), pp. 1-69.
  4. Words Speak Louder Without Actions
    Journal Article:Levit, D, (2020). Journal of Finance, Vol. 75(1), pp. 91-131.
  5. Who’s Paying Attention? Measuring Common Ownership and Its Impact on Managerial Incentives
    Journal Article:Levit, D., Gilje, E., & Gormley, T., (2020). Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 137(1), pp. 152-178.
  6. Corporate Control Activism
    Journal Article:Levit, D., & Corum, A., (2019). Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 133(1), pp. 1-17.
  7. Soft Shareholder Activism
    Journal Article:Levit, D., (2019). The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 32(7), pp. 2775-2808.
  8. Governance Under Common Ownership
    Journal Article:Levit, D., Edmans, A., & Reilly, D., (2019). The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 32(7), pp. 2673-2719.
  9. Freeze-out Mergers
    Journal Article:Levit, D., Elif, D., & Dalkir, M., (2019). The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 32(8), pp. 3266-3297.
  10. Advising Shareholders in Takeovers
    Journal Article:Levit, D., (2017). Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 126(3), pp. 614-634.
  11. The Labor Market for Directors and Externalities in Corporate Governance
    Journal Article:Levit, D., & Malenko, N., (2016). Journal of Finance, Vol. 71(2), pp. 775-808.
  12. Non-Binding Voting for Shareholder Proposals
    Journal Article:Levit, D., & Malenko, N., (2011). Journal of Finance, Vol. 66(5), pp. 1579-1614.