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Cesare Fracassi

Cesare Fracassi
cesare.fracassi@mccombs.utexas.edu
GSB 5.165 (512-232-6843)

Assistant Professor

Department
Finance

Research Areas:

Biography

Cesare joined the Finance Faculty at the McCombs School of Business in 2009. His primary research interest is in the area of corporate finance. His research includes work on corporate governance, executive compensation, credit rating agencies, small business financing, and the effects of social networks and cultural preferences on financial policies. His articles have been published in the top Finance journals, such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He teaches corporate finance and valuations in the MBA program. Cesare holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano (Italy), and an MBA and PhD in Finance from UCLA Anderson. He was a visiting professor at the Wharton School in 2012/2013. Before his PhD, he worked as strategic management consultant at Booz Allen and Roland Berger in Italy, and as summer intern at the United Nations in New York.

Publications

Cesare Fracassi, M. J. Garmaise, Shimon Kogan, and G. Natividad. 2014. Business Microloans for U.S. Subprime Borrowers. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming.
K R. Ahern, D. Daminelli, and Cesare Fracassi. 2014. Lost in Translation? The Effect of Cultural Values on Mergers Around the World. Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming.
Cesare Fracassi and Geoffrey Tate. 2012. External Networking and Internal Firm Governance. Journal of Finance 67 (1), 153-194.

Professional Awards

Kauffman Foundation Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research2013
McCombs Research Excellence Grant2011
J. Fred Weston Fellowship for Outstanding Finance PhD Students UCLA Anderson2006
Honor Pass PhD Finance Comprehensive Exam UCLA Anderson2006
Excellent Pass in the PhD Micro-Economics Comprehensive Exam UCLA Anderson2005
Dean's MBA List of Honor Student UCLA Anderson2004
MBA Haskamp Fellowship for non-profit/public sector2003

Teaching Awards

University of Texas Academic Accolades, Honoree2012
McCombs Faculty Honor Roll for Outstanding MBA Class Instruction2011

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