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A Data-Driven View of Investment Decisions: Q&A with Katharina Lewellen

What particular topics are you studying right now?

I’m working in three primary areas right now. One is related to CEO incentives in various contexts, including investment decisions by CEOs and, in particular, the tendency for them to be focused more on the short term than the long term. That study is still in progress with my co-authors, Alex Edmands and Vivian Fang. I’m also working on a study on CEO turnover with Dirk Jenter from Stanford; we’re trying to understand the way that stock-price performance of a firm affects the likelihood that the firm’s CEO is going to be fired.

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Date: 10 Jun 2015