• 1285 Citations
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Research Interests

His research focuses on connections between business and financial strategy and emphasizes the importance of labor market frictions in the corporate environment. His recent research examines optimal corporate capital structure determination, concentrating on various strategic motivations vis-à-vis the firm’s workforce, and on the role of managerial preferences in firms’ labor market and other strategies, including workforce hiring and downsizing decisions.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 2006

Economics, BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Mathematics, BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 2000

Research interests

  • Corporate Bankruptcy
  • Corporate Capital Structure
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Payout Policy

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Research Output

  • 1285 Citations
  • 18 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Working paper

Locked in by leverage: Job search during the housing crisis

Brown, J. & Matsa, D. A., Jun 2020, In : Journal of Financial Economics. 136, 3, p. 623-648 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Who votes for medicaid expansion? Lessons from Maine's 2017 referendum

    Matsa, D. A. & Miller, A. R., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of health politics, policy and law. 44, 4, p. 563-588 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Scopus citations

    Capital structure and a firm's workforce

    Matsa, D. A., Nov 1 2018, In : Annual Review of Financial Economics. 10, p. 387-412 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 4 Scopus citations

    Unemployment insurance as a housing market stabilizer

    Hsu, J. W., Matsa, D. A. & Melzer, B., Jan 2018, In : American Economic Review. 108, 1, p. 49-81 33 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 18 Scopus citations

    Boarding a Sinking Ship? An Investigation of Job Applications to Distressed Firms

    Brown, J. & Matsa, D. A., Apr 1 2016, In : Journal of Finance. 71, 2, p. 507-550 44 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 31 Scopus citations