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Professor François Degeorge

Professor of Finance
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François Degeorge, Professor of Finance, Swiss Finance Institute, University of Lugano
ECGI Research Associate (2002) :

François Degeorge’s central research interest is the monitoring of performance – either inside the firm (say, by the board of directors) or outside the firm (say, by financial analysts).

Within this framework he has studied several topics, including earnings management by executives; the monitoring of firms by financial analysts; and conflicts of interest in stock offerings.

His research has been published in leading academic journals, such as the Journal of Business, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, and featured in practioner-oriented publications such as the Harvard Business Review and Corporate Governance: An International Review.

He has received the SWX 2006 Best Paper Award, the 2000 Merton Miller Prize, the INQUIRE First Prize twice (1998 and 2003), the 1994 Fondation HEC Prize, and been nominated for the 1993 Smith Breeden Prize. Professor Degeorge is a former Fulbright and Arthur Sachs Scholar, and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and a Master’s degree from the HEC School of Management in Paris.

Research Interests
Corporate finance

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
News Dissemination and Investor Attention ECGI Finance Working Paper 416/2014 April 2014
The Performance of Secondary Buyouts ECGI Finance Working Paper 384/2013 October 2013
Do Analysts' Preferences Affect Corporate Policies? ECGI Finance Working Paper 361/2013 June 2013
Corporate Finance in Europe: A Survey ECGI Finance Working Paper 121/2006 March 2006
Does Analyst Following Curb Earnings Management? International Evidence ECGI Finance Working Paper 084/2005 March 2005
Quid Pro Quo in IPOs: Why Book-building is Dominating Auctions ECGI Finance Working Paper 065/2005 December 2004

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