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William Maxwell

Finance

Mary Jo Vaughn Rauscher Chair in Financial Investments
Academic Director, The EnCap Investments & LCM Group Alternative Asset Management Center
Academic Director, The Don Jackson Center for Financial Studies and Center

PhD, Finance, The George Washington University, 1998
MBA, Finance Concentration, University of Colorado, 1988
BS, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1987

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214-768-4150
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Bio

William Maxwell is a professor of finance at the Cox School of Business.  He holds the Mary Jo Vaughn Rauscher Chair in Financial Investments and is the director of the Don Jackson Center for Financial Studies and the EnCap Investments & LCM Group Alternative Asset Management Center.  He has taught at the University of Arizona, Texas Tech, Georgetown and George Washington University.  He received his PhD from the George Washington University in 1998.  He received his MBA at the University of Colorado in 1988 and his undergraduate degree is from Indiana University.  Before studying for the PhD, he worked for five years specializing in mergers & acquisitions and corporate valuations. 

Dr. Maxwell teaches and in the undergraduate Alternative Assets Management Program, as well as valuation in the graduate programs.  He has been recognized for his outstanding teaching with the Don Jackson and the BBA "Distinguished Teaching Awards".

Dr. Maxwell's research has focused on both corporate finance and investment topics, and his work has been published the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Economic Perspectives and Journal of Accounting Research.  He has published two books, Leveraged Financial Markets: Leveraged Loans, High Yield Bonds & Credit Default Swaps, McGraw-Hill, 2011, and High Yield Bonds: Market Structure, Portfolio Management, and Credit Risk Modeling, 1999.  His work has been noted in the numerous outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, USA Today, Smart Money, and Bloomberg News.


Research

Corporate Finance
Corporate Investment


Recent publications

Books

Leveraged Financial Markets: Leveraged Loans, High Yield Bonds & Credit Default Swaps, McGraw-Hill, 2011

High Yield Bonds: Market Structure, Portfolio Management, and Credit Risk Modeling, 1999

Most Recent Articles

Refinancing Risk and Cash Holdings, with S. Klasa & J. Harford, Journal of Finance, 2014, v69i3, 975-1012. [Lead Article]

Trading Activity and Transaction Costs in Structured Credit Products, H. Bessembinder and K. Venkataraman, Financial Analyst Journal, 2013, v69n6, 55-67.

Bankruptcy Prediction Models and the Cost of Debt, with S. Mansi & A. Zhang, Journal of Fixed Income, 2012, Spring, 1-18.


Teaching

Alternative Assets Management Program (undergraduate)
Valuation (graduate)