David Pedersen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Finance
Office: BSB 219
Phone: (856) 225-6763
Email: david.pedersen@rutgers.edu
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Ph.D., Drexel University

David Pedersen joined the Rutgers School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Finance in 2013. He received his B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. from Drexel University. His research focuses on mergers and acquisitions, institutional investors, and activist investors. It has been published in journals such as the Journal of Corporate Finance and Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. His study of skill differences in corporate acquisitions was awarded Seton Hall University/NJ Policy Research Organization Foundation’s 2014 Bright Ideas Award.

Research Interests: Mergers and Acquisitions; Institutional Investors; Activist Investors

Courses Taught: Mergers and Acquisitions (Graduate and Undergraduate), Financial Management (Graduate)

Representative Publications:

  • “Returns to Acquirers of Public and Subsidiary Targets” with Jeff Jaffe, Jan Jindra, and Torben Voetmann, Journal of Corporate Finance 31, March 2015, pp.246-270.
  • “Skill Differences in Corporate Acquisitions” with Jeff Jaffe and Torben Voetmann, Journal of Corporate Finance 23, December 2013, pp.166-181.
  • “The Price Effects of Event Risk Protection: The Results from a Natural Experiment” with Karl Okamoto and Natalie Pedersen, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 8, December 2011, pp.878-903.