Robert McDonald

  • 2490 Citations
1983 …2016

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Research Interests

Professor McDonald's research interests include corporate finance, taxation, derivatives, and applications of option pricing theory to corporate investments.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 1982

Economics, BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

… → 1975

Research interests

  • Corporate Bankruptcy
  • Corporate Capital Structure
  • Corporate Finance
  • Debt-Equity Choice
  • Derivative Securities and Markets
  • Financial Engineering
  • Payout Policy
  • Real Options (Investments)
  • Risk Management
  • Taxation

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Research Output

AIG in hindsight

McDonald, R. & Paulson, A., Mar 1 2015, In : Journal of Economic Perspectives. 29, 2, p. 81-106 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

The Problematic Delta Test for Dividend Equivalents

Brennan, T. J. & McDonald, R. L., 2015, In : Tax Notes. 146, 4, p. 525-532 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Measuring Margin

McDonald, R. L., 2014, Risk Topography: Measuring Systemic Risk. Brunnermeier, M. & Krishnamurthy, A. (eds.). National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Contingent capital with a dual price trigger

    McDonald, R. L., Jun 1 2013, In : Journal of Financial Stability. 9, 2, p. 230-241 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 51 Scopus citations

    Ratings and Asset Allocation: An Experimental Analysis

    McDonald, R. L. & Rietz, T., Apr 22 2013, 59 p.

    Research output: Working paper