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Timothy R. Burch

Timothy R. Burch

Associate Professor, Finance

Research Interests

Asset price bubbles; mergers and acquisitions; mutual funds; firm scope; and investment banking

Featured Publications

  • “Who moves markets in a sudden market-wide crisis? Evidence from nine-eleven” (with Douglas Emery and Michael Fuerst). Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 51 (April 2016), 463-487.

    “Analyst coverage, information, and bubbles" (with Sandro Andrade and Jiangze Bian). Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 48 (October 2013), 1573-1605.

    “A practical anti-bubble prescription” (with Sandro Andrade and Jiangze Bian). The Economists’ Voice 9, 2012 (edited opinion column).

    “Taking stock of cashing in? Shareholder style preferences, premiums and the method of payment” (with Vikram Nanda and Sabatino Silveri). Journal of Empirical Finance 19 (September 2012), 558- 582.

    “Do institutions prefer high value acquirers? An analysis of trading in stock-financed acquisitions” (with Vikram Nanda and Sabatino Silveri). Journal of Financial Research 35 (Summer 2012), 211- 241.

    Does it pay to be loyal? An empirical analysis of underwriting relationships and fees”
    (with Vikram Nanda and Vincent Warther).
    Journal of Financial Economics 77:3 (September 2005), 673-699.

    “Is acquiring-firm shareholder approval in stock-for-stock mergers perfunctory? (with Angela Morgan and Jack Wolf). Financial Management 33 (Winter 2004), 45-69.

    “What’s in a name? Hotelling’s valuation principle and business school namings” (with Vikram Nanda). The Journal of Business 78:4 (July 2005), 1111-1135. Lead Article.

    “Do firms time equity offerings? Evidence from the 1930s and 1940s” (with William Christie and Vikram Nanda). Financial Management 33 (Spring 2004), 5-23. Lead Article.

    “The pricing of U.S. IPOs by seasoned foreign firms” (with Larry Fauver). Review of Financial Economics 12:4 (2003), 345-362.

    “What can ‘nine-eleven’ tell us about closed-end fund discounts and investor sentiment?” (with Douglas Emery and Michael Fuerst). The Financial Review 38:4 (November 2003), 515-529.

    “Divisional diversity and the conglomerate discount: The evidence from spin-offs” (with Vikram Nanda). Journal of Financial Economics 70:1 (October 2003), 69-98.

    “Locking out rival bidders: The use of lockup options in corporate mergers” Journal of Financial Economics, 60 (April 2001), 39-41. [Abstracted in The CFA Digest 31:4, 11/2001].

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Academic Director, Master of Science in Finance, Miami Herbert Business School, 2014 - Present
  • Associate Professor, Finance, Miami Herbert Business School, 2004 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Finance, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 1997 - 2004
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Ashport Mutual Funds, 2004 - 2008
  • Member, Audit Committee, Ashport Mutual Funds, 2004 - 2008
  • Actuarial Analyst, Alexander & Alexander Consulting Group, 1990 - 1992


  • Ph.D., Finance, University of Michigan, 1997
  • B.S.B.A., Finance, University of Florida, 1989
  • Certificate, Actuarial Science, University of Florida, 1989

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Research Award, University of Miami, 2003, 2004
  • James W. McLamore Summer Research Award, 1998, 2002
  • School of Business Summer Research Award, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009
  • Provost Summer Research Award, 2012, 2013, 2015
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