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Oliver Levine

Oliver Levine
Associate Professor | Finance
Howard and Judith Thompson Professor
5274D Grainger Hall


Oliver Levine holds the Howard and Judith Thompson Professorship in the Finance Department. He received his doctorate in finance at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. His research interests include corporate finance, corporate investment, corporate taxation, mergers and acquisitions, and agency conflicts.

Prior to his doctoral work, Levine studied at the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, and worked as a research assistant in the Division of Monetary Affairs at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC.


Selected Published Journal Articles

Albertus, J. & Glover, B. & Levine, O. (2022). Foreign investment of US multinationals: The effect of tax policy and agency conflicts Journal of Financial Economics

Levine, O. & Wu, Y. (2021). Asset Volatility and Capital Structure: Evidence from Corporate Mergers Management Science

Levine, O. & Warusawitharana, M. (2021). Finance and productivity growth: Firm-level evidence Journal of Monetary Economics

Albertus, J. & Glover, B. & Levine, O. (2019). Heads I win, tails you lose: asymmetric taxes, risk taking, and innovation Journal of Monetary Economics

Babkin, A. & Glover, B. & Levine, O. (2017). Are Corporate Inversions Good for Shareholders? Journal of Financial Economics

Glover, B. & Levine, O. (2017). Idiosyncratic Risk and the Manager Journal of Financial Economics

Levine, O. (2017). Acquiring Growth Journal of Financial Economics

Glover, B. & Levine, O. (2015). Uncertainty, Investment, and Managerial Incentives Journal of Monetary Economics

Working Papers

Gaertner, F. & Glover, B. & Levine, O. A Re-examination of Firm Size and Taxes

Albertus, J. & Glover, B. & Levine, O. The Real and Financial Effects of Internal Liquidity: Evidence From the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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