Nicole M. Boyson
Associate Professor of Finance
PhD., Finance, The Ohio State University
MBA, Finance, Case Western Reserve University
BBA, Accounting, Kent State University
Research & Teaching Interests
Professor Boyson’s research and teaching interests fall in the area of investments and corporate finance, with a focus on regulatory arbitrage, hedge fund management, and hedge fund activism.
Industry & Academic Experience
Prior to joining the DMSB faculty in 2004, Professor Boyson was an Assistant Professor at Purdue University. Prior to joining Purdue, Professor Boyson was a manager for Ernst & Young, the VP of Investments for Pension Consulting Services, an analyst for Third Federal Savings and Loan, and a senior accountant at KPMG Peat Marwick.
Services to the Profession
A Certified Public Accountant, Professor Boyson serves on the Editorial Board of the Financial Analysts Journal, has served on the board of the Midwest Finance Association, has been a member of numerous program committees of professional organizations, and acts as an ad-hoc referee for journals including The Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, and The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
Awards & Recognition
DMSB Best Teacher Award 2016.
Finalist for Best Paper in Corporate Finance, FMA, 2014.
Boyson, N., Gantchev, N., and Shivdasani, A. (2016). Activism Mergers. Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming.
Boyson, N., Fahlenbrach, R., and Stulz, R. (2016). Why Don’t all Banks Practice Regulatory Arbitrage? Evidence from Usage of Trust Preferred Securities. Review of Financial Studies, 29(7), 1821-1859.
Aggarwal, R., and Boyson N. (2016). The Performance of Female Hedge Fund Managers. Review of Financial Economics, 29, 23-36.
Boyson, N., Stulz, R., and Stahel, C. (2010). Hedge Fund Contagion and Liquidity Shocks. Journal of Finance, 65(5), 1789-1816.
Agarwal, V., Boyson, N., and Narayan, N. (2009). Hedge Funds for Retail Investors? An Examination of Hedged Mutual Funds. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 44(2), 273-305.