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Professor Mara Faccio elected to the board of the American Finance Association

Monday, December 4, 2017



Krannert finance professor Mara Faccio, Purdue’s Hanna Chair in Entrepreneurship, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Finance Association (AFA), the premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics.

Faccio's research interest is in international finance. Her paper "Political connections and corporate bailouts" (with John J. McConnell, and Ronald W. Masulis) was nominated for the Brattle Prize, which is awarded to the best corporate finance paper published in the AFA’s Journal of Finance.

Her research also has appeared in a variety the American Economic Review, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Corporate Finance, and the Journal of Accounting and Economics.

Faccio is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a senior fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economics Research, and a research associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

Prior to joining the Krannert faculty in 2007, Faccio most recently served as a faculty member at Vanderbilt University. She earned a PhD in finance from Universita' Cattolica (Milan), an MPhil from City University Business School (London), and both a master's degree and a bachelor's degree from Universita' di Pavia (Italy).

About the American Finance Association

The purpose of The American Finance Association (AFA) is to provide for the mutual association of persons with an interest in finance; to improve public understanding of financial problems and provide for the exchange of financial ideas through the distribution of a periodical and other media; to encourage the study of finance in colleges and universities; and to conduct such other activities as may be appropriate for a non-profit, professional society in the field of finance.