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Leach, J. Chris The W.W. Reynolds Capital Markets Program Chair


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research overview

  • Dr. Leach's research investigates corporate finance issues including stock repurchase programs, mergers, acquisitions and valuation under imperfect competition. He also conducts research related to asset pricing and security market structure including the design of trading venues.


  • corporate finance theory and empirical, structure of securities markets, imperfect competition, asset pricing, real options, stock repurchase


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courses taught

  • BCOR 1015 - The World of Business
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides an overview of the nature business in a global economy. In addition to exploring the economic, governmental, social and environmental context in which businesses operate, students will discover how business creates value and takes advantage of opportunities and challenges. Using examples, cases and projects, students will learn about the business functions in an integrated format. Weekly discussion of current events will focus on entrepreneurship, ethics, international business, business and society, and other topics.
  • FNCE 4830 - Seminar in Investment Banking
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces the student to a career in investment banking and provides specific modeling skills necessary and important dring the first phase of such a career.
  • MBAC 6002 - Social, Moral and Economic Foundations for Business
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Examines historical context for the rise of modern business institutions and market economies, and interrelationships in various business objectives. Connects how different economic approaches address the allocation of existing and future scarce resources, and how individual economic freedom relates to various societal objectives. Explores concepts of core business relevance including intellectual property, the role of ethics in the production of commercial information, and the value of diverse information sets in decision-making.
  • MBAX 6110 - Entrepreneurial Finance
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Addresses a variety of topics including financial valuation, various sources of funds, structures and legal issues in arranging financing, the private and public venture capital markets, and preparation for, and execution of, an initial public securities offering.


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