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Rex Thompson


Professor of Finance
James M. Collins Chair (Retired)

PhD, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Fincher 430A



Rex Thompson has had the pleasure of serving as department chair of finance and as associate dean for academic affairs along with serving on the research faculty at Carnegie-Mellon University, the University of Washington, the University of British Columbia, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Thompson's most recent research concerns the impact of information dissemination on security return dynamics along with his continued interest in how accounting information influences security prices and how mergers benefit targets and bidders.  Published research includes subjects relating to corporate acquisitions, risk estimation, dividend policy, investment trading strategies, and security pricing.  His work can be found in various academic journals:

The Journal of Finance
The Review of Financial Studies
The Journal of Financial Economics
The Journal of Business
The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
The Journal of Accounting and Economics
The Journal of Law and Economics
The Journal of Accounting Research

Recent publications

“Merger Negotiations with Stock Market Feedback”, with Espen Eckbo, Karin Thorburn and Sandra Betton, Journal of Finance, August, 2014.
Please see the SSRN for additional publications, working papers and citations


Portfolio management and principles of finance