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Nicole Boyson
Curriculum VitaeProfessor, Finance

Nicole M. Boyson

412C Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




PhD., Finance, The Ohio State University
MBA, Finance, Case Western Reserve University
BBA, Accounting, Kent State University

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Boyson's research and teaching interests fall in the area of investments and corporate finance, with a focus on regulatory arbitrage, hedge fund management, and hedge fund activism.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to joining the DMSB faculty in 2004, Professor Boyson was an Assistant Professor at Purdue University. Prior to joining Purdue, Professor Boyson was a manager for Ernst & Young, the VP of Investments for Pension Consulting Services, an analyst for Third Federal Savings and Loan, and a senior accounting at KPMG Peat Marwick.

Services to the Profession

A Certified Public Accountant, Professor Boyson serves on the Editorial Board of the Financial Analysts Journal, has served on the board of the Midwest Finance Association, has been a member of numerous program committees of professional organizations, and acts as an ad-hoc referee for journals including The Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, and The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Awards & Recognition

DMSB Best Teacher Award 2016.

Finalist for Best Paper in Corporate Finance, FMA, 2014.


Selected Publications

Boyson, N., Gantchev, N., and Shivdasani, A. (2016). Activism Mergers. Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming.

Boyson, N., Fahlenbrach, R., and Stulz, R. (2016). Why Don't all Banks Practice Regulatory Arbitrage? Evidence from Usage of Trust Preferred Securities. Review of Financial Studies, 29(7), 1821-1859.

Aggarwal, R., and Boyson N. (2016). The Performance of Female Hedge Fund Managers. Review of Financial Economics, 29, 23-36.

Boyson, N., Stulz, R., and Stahel, C. (2010). Hedge Fund Contagion and Liquidity Shocks. Journal of Finance, 65(5), 1789-1816.

Agarwal, V., Boyson, N., and Narayan, N. (2009). Hedge Funds for Retail Investors? An Examination of Hedged Mutual Funds. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 44(2), 273-305.


Selected Presentations

"Serial activists” and Activism mergers," University of California San Diego, Future Directions in Hedge Fund Research Conference, October 2015.

"Serial activists," Asset Management Conference, Humboldt University and ESMT, August 2015.

"Performance persistence in hedge fund activism," Cleveland Federal Reserve seminar series, May 2015.

"Why do banks practice regulatory arbitrage? Evidence from usage of trust preferred securities," American Social Sciences Association, January 2015.

Trust preferred securities and regulatory arbitrage," Napa Conference on Financial Markets Research, April 2014.

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