Professor David M REEB
David Reeb is a Professor of Finance and holds the Mr. and Mrs. Lin Jo Yan Professorship in Banking and Finance in the Department of Finance at National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. Dr. Reeb also serves as a Senior Fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER), a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, and as the Director of Business Doctoral Programs at NUS.
Dr. Reeb’s academic research interests range from founding-family ownership to the properties of mandatory disclosure rules, spanning the incentives of financial regulators to the economics of information. His work has appeared in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Accounting Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, American Economic Review, Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of International Business Studies. His body of research has generated over 3,000 citations in other academic works, according to Web of Science (Google Scholar 12,000+). In addition, his work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Economist, Forbes, the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, Inc. Magazine, SmartMoney, MSNBC, and several other leading publications in the US, Canada, and Australia. He has also been interviewed by CNN, Comcast and Bloomberg TV.
Dr. Reeb has been consistently recognised for his academic contributions. His 2003 study on founding-family firms is the mostly cited paper in the Journal of Finance that year. Similarly, his research on accounting report integrity is the mostly highly cited paper in the Journal of Accounting and Economics in 2004. More recently, his research on board of director heterogeneity and R&D disclosures are some of the most highly cited paper in Financial Management (2011) and Journal of Accounting and Economics (2015).
Professor Michelle Lowry
Michelle is the TD Bank Professor of Finance at the LeBow School of Business, Drexel University, and the Academic Director of the Institute for Corporate Governance at the University. She received her PhD from the University of Rochester, and was previously a professor at Penn State University. In addition, she is a past visiting professor at INSEAD and at the Wharton School. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, a past associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies, and a founding member of AFFECT (Academic Female Finance Committee), which strives for gender equality among the field of finance academics.
Her research focuses on a variety of issues in empirical corporate finance, including initial public offerings, mergers, and corporate governance. She is particularly interested in the ways that companies’ corporate governance affects their performance around these corporate events. Her research has been published in top finance journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Finance. Her research also relates to the effects of policy on firm outcomes, in particular regulation related to firm governance and shareholder voting. In this vein, she recently participated in an SEC panel on shareholder voting. Finally, her research has also attracted attention in the popular press, with cites in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NPR’s Morning Edition, and Forbes.