Published Papers

-- Forthcoming, Management Science

-- Washington University 11th Annual Corporate Finance PhD Poster Session Finalist for Best Paper Award in Honor of Professor Stuart I. Greenbaum

-- Western Finance Association Cubist Systematic Strategies Ph.D. Candidate Award for Oustanding Research

Using the healthcare industry as a novel laboratory, I study whether a firm's use of debt enhances its bargaining power during negotiations with non-financial stakeholders. I find that reimbursement rates negotiated between a hospital and insurers for two homogeneous procedures are higher when the hospital has more debt. This relation is stronger among hospitals with less bargaining power relative to insurers ex ante. I provide direct evidence that debt improves a firm's bargaining outcomes.

Working Papers

Non-Refereed Publications

This is a summary of the issues discussed and presented at the 2013 Investment Strategy Summit for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global. The emphasis of the summit was responsible investing with a special emphasis on ways to strengthen the Fund’s work on responsible investment. The summit brought together experts (both practitioners and academics) and discussed ethical issues, financial performance, and activist investors in the context of social, environmental, and governance concerns.