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Van Wesep, Edward D Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Van Wesep's research focuses upon financial compensation, primarily of rank-and-file employees, but also executives. His past research has concerned the use of signing bonuses, severance pay, incentive pay, stock options, tenure, and pay timing as motivation, retention, and screening devices. He currently studies the use of bonuses to coordinate labor market flows within an industry, with an emphasis on banking. Dr. Van Wesep also studies aspects of asset pricing and communication. His current work concerns the effect of appraisals on the behavior of asset prices, the magnification of biases in hiring, and the design of communication schemes.


  • corporate finance, compensation, contract design, short sales, personnel economics, labor and finance


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courses taught

  • FNCE 3010 - Corporate Finance
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Covers the theory and practices governing the management of capital in a business firm. Examines the determinants of capital requirements, methods of obtaining capital, problems of internal financial management and methods of financial analysis.
  • MSBC 5015 - Managerial Economics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Studies the elements of the business firm's fundamental problem: how to maximize profits. Develops for each element managerial theory based upon introductory and intermediate level microeconomics. Analyzes various applications and misapplications of relevant concept, primarily through case studies. Differential calculus and statistics are used throughout the course.


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