Mitchell Petersen

  • 12125 Citations
1992 …2019

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Research Interests

His research is in the area of empirical corporate finance: the questions of how firms evaluate potential investment projects and how they fund such projects. His recent writing focuses on how the cost of information, technology, competition, and taxes affect how firms raise capital and fund their projects.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 1990

Economics, AB, Princeton University

… → 1986

Research interests

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Corporate Bankruptcy
  • Corporate Capital Structure
  • Corporate Finance
  • Debt-Equity Choice
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Payout Policy
  • Pension Funds
  • Real Options (Investments)
  • Risk Management
  • Small Business Management
  • Taxation

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Research Output

  • 12125 Citations
  • 15 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Review article
  • 2 Working paper

Information: Hard and soft

Liberti, J. M. & Petersen, M. A., Jan 1 2019, In : Review of Corporate Finance Studies. 8, 1, p. 1-41 41 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 25 Scopus citations

    Understanding the Rise in Corporate Cash: Precautionary Savings or Foreign Taxes

    Faulkender, M. W., Hankins, K. W. & Petersen, M. A., Sep 1 2019, In : Review of Financial Studies. 32, 9, p. 3299-3334 36 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 7 Scopus citations

    Loans on sale: Credit market seasonality, borrower need, and lender rents

    Murfin, J. & Petersen, M., Aug 1 2016, In : Journal of Financial Economics. 121, 2, p. 300-326 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Scopus citations

    Understanding Precautionary Cash at Home and Abroad

    Faulkender, M., Hankins, K. W. & Petersen, M. A., Dec 2015, 32 p.

    Research output: Working paper

  • Investment and capital constraints: Repatriations under the American Jobs Creation Act

    Faulkender, M. & Petersen, M., Nov 1 2012, In : Review of Financial Studies. 25, 11, p. 3351-3388 38 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 61 Scopus citations