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Christopher Hennessy, Professor of Finance

  • Nationality: American
  • Why he's the expert: Professor Hennessy is a three-time winner of the Battle Prize for outstanding corporate finance research and was named one of four rising stars in financial economics for 2010. He leads the Valuation programme as Academic Director and was formerly Associate Professor and Finance Area Chair at the Walter A Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.
  • Research and experience: Professor Hennessy’s expertise centres on information economics, moral hazard and debt, debt restructuring, tax planning, financing dynamics and credit risk. He connects you to leading financial institutions as research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London and the European Corporate Governance Institute. He recently received a grant from the European Research Council to study the effect of tax changes on corporate financing decisions. Professor Hennessy’s work has been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. He is currently editor of the Review of Corporate Finance Studies and associate editor of the Review of Finance, Finance Research Letters, and Management Science.
  • Key clients: Christopher has previously worked with the US Department of Transportation, State of North Carolina and the Generic Pharmaceutical Association.