Department of
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate

Ph.D. Students on the Job Market


  • Dominique Carlo Badoer

    Accepted job offer: University of Missouri
    Department of Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
    University of Florida
    PO Box 117168
    303J Stuzin Hall
    Gainesville, FL 32611-7168
    352.392.4669 (office)
    352.392.0301 (fax)

    Dissertation Title:
    “Essays in Debt Structure and Maturity Structure”

    Fields of Interest:
    Empirical Corporate Finance, Capital Structure, Capital Markets, Financial Institutions

    Committee Chair:
    Christopher James

    Courses Taught:
    Equity and Capital Markets

    Bio:
    Prior to joining the Ph.D. program Dominique worked two and a half years as a risk manager for Bank Julius Baer & Co Ltd., where he specialized in credit- and market risk. Dominique is a CFA charterholder and earned his MSc from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, majoring in Mathematics. His current research interests include corporate finance and credit markets.


  • Leming Lin

    Accepted job offer: University of Pittsburgh
    Department of Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
    University of Florida
    PO Box 117168
    315B Stuzin Hall
    Gainesville, FL 32611-7168
    352.392.4896 (office)
    352.392.0301 (fax)

    Dissertation Title:
    “Essays in Banking and Corporate Finance”

    Fields of Interest:
    Empirical Corporate Finance and Financial Institutions

    Committee Chair:
    Jay Ritter and Mark Flannery

    Courses Taught:
    Equity and Capital Markets

    Bio:
    Prior to entering the Ph.D. Program at the University of Florida, Leming received his B.S. degree in Economics from Harbin Institute of Technology and M.Sc. degree in Finance from Singapore Management University. Leming has recently published two papers at the Journal of Financial Economics. His primary research interests include capital structure, merger and acquisitions, IPOs, and financial institutions.


  • Atanas Mihov

    Accepted job offer: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
    Department of Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
    University of Florida
    PO Box 117168
    311 Stuzin Hall
    Gainesville, FL 32611-7168
    352.392.6386 (office)
    352.392.0301 (fax)

    • Email (atanas.mihov at warrington.ufl.edu)

    Dissertation Title:
    “Essays in Financial Economics”

    Fields of Interest:
    Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance and Investments

    Committee Chair:
    Mark Flannery

    Courses Taught:
    Debt and Money Markets

    Bio:
    Atanas is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida, where he has worked under the supervision of Dr. Mark Flannery. His research activities focus on corporate finance, corporate governance and investments. In his job market paper, Atanas explores the causal relationship between a firm’s operating cost structure and its financial leverage. His research has been presented at several national conferences.


  • Stace Sirmans

    Accepted job offer: University of Arkansas
    Department of Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
    University of Florida
    PO Box 117168
    303J Stuzin Hall
    Gainesville, FL 32611-7168
    352.392.4669 (office)
    352.392.0301 (fax)

    Dissertation Title:
    “Credit Risk Effects in Corporate Finance & Investments”

    Fields of Interest:
    Investments, Corporate Finance, Credit Risk, International Finance, Real Estate

    Committee Chair:
    Andy Naranjo

    Courses Taught:
    Debt and Money Markets

    Bio:
    Stace Sirmans is a Ph.D. Candidate in Finance at the University of Florida. His dissertation is centered around the role of credit risk in financial markets. One study analyzes the extent to which private sector firms delink themselves from sovereign risk (R&R at the Journal of Finance), and another project explores the mechanisms behind return momentum in the CDS market and explains how information in CDS returns can be used to significantly improve the performance of traditional stock momentum strategies. Stace's research has been featured in a number of conferences, such as the SFS Cavalcade and the WU Gutmann Symposium. For more information, please visit Stace's website.


  • Matt Souther

    Accepted job offer: University of Missouri
    Department of Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
    University of Florida
    PO Box 117168
    311 Stuzin Hall
    Gainesville, FL 32611-7168
    352.392.6386 (office)
    352.392.0301 (fax)

    Dissertation Title:
    “Essays in Corporate Governance”

    Fields of Interest:
    Corporate Governance, Closed-end funds, hedge funds, empirical asset pricing

    Committee Chair:
    Mike Ryngaert

    Courses Taught:
    Debt and Money Markets

    Bio:
    Matt earned a B.S. in Finance from Auburn University, where he graduated summa cum laude as a University Honors Scholar after completing his honors thesis. He then went on to obtain his M.S. in Mathematical Finance from UNC-Charlotte. Before coming to UF, Matt spent a year working with the Systematic Equity team at Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management in San Diego, where he performed research on transaction cost optimization and portfolio factor construction for the firm's quantitatively-driven strategies. Matt's current research interests include corporate governance, closed-end funds, hedge funds, and empirical asset pricing.

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