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Doron Levit
Office: 434
PACCAR Hall
Phone: 206-543-3021
Fax: 206-543-7472

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

Doron Levit

Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics
Marion B. Ingersoll Professor

Education

PhD Stanford University (2011)
MA Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2006)
BA Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2004)

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. 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.
  2. Words Speak Louder Without Actions
    Journal Article:Levit, D, (2020). Journal of Finance, Vol. 75(1), pp. 91-131.
  3. Corporate Control Activism
    Journal Article:Levit, D., & Corum, A.,, (2019). Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 133(1), pp. 1-17.
  4. Freeze-out Mergers
    Journal Article:Levit, D., Elif, D., & Dalkir, M., (2019). The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 32(8), pp. 3266-3297.
  5. Governance Under Common Ownership
    Journal Article:Levit, D., Edmans, A., & Reilly, D., (2019). The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 32(7), pp. 2673-2719.
  6. Soft Shareholder Activism
    Journal Article:Levit, D., (2019). The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 32(7), pp. 2775-2808.
  7. Advising Shareholders in Takeovers
    Journal Article:Levit, D., (2017). Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 126(3), pp. 614-634.
  8. 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.
  9. Non-Binding Voting for Shareholder Proposals
    Journal Article:Levit, D., & Malenko, N., (2011). Journal of Finance, Vol. 66(5), pp. 1579-1614.