Curriculum VitaeAssociate Professor of Finance

Nicole Boyson

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




PhD in Finance, Ohio State University
MBA, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
BA in Accounting, Kent State University, Ohio

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Boyson's primary research interest is in the area of investments with an emphasis on understanding the risk and return characteristics of hedge funds. Specifically, she is examining the evolution of managerial risk-taking behavior as well as studying persistence in performance and the determinants and implications of hedge fund fraud. Her teaching interests include investments, fixed income securities, financial institutions, and portfolio management.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to joining Northeastern, Professor Boyson was an Assistant Professor in the Finance Department at Purdue University in Indiana. She also spent eight years in the industry, working in public accounting, banking, and investment advising. She has been a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) for eighteen years.

Services to the Profession

Professor Boyson served on the Program Committee for the Financial Management Association in 2004 and 2007. She also worked as Ad Hoc referee for several journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Economics and Business, and Pacific Basin Journal. In 2006, Professor Boyson participated as Session Chair in the European Finance Association meeting. She also served as Panelist (via telephone) for the Brown Brothers Harriman Investment Manager Business Leader Summit (Practitioner Conference) in November, 2006.

Awards & Recognition

Best Corporate Paper Award, Financial Management Association, Europe. (June 2008).

Finalist, Best Teaching Award, CBA, NEU CBA. (May 2008).

Best Teaching Award Finalist, Beta Gamma Sigma, Northeastern University CBA. (2005).


Selected Publications

Boyson, N., Stahel, C., Stulz, R. M. (2012). Liquidity Shocks and Hedge Fund Contagion. Journal of Investment Management, 10 (2)(Second Quarter 2012), 1-22.

Boyson, N., Stahel, C. (2011). Liquidity and Hedge Fund Contagion (vol. Chapter 43). Financial Contagion: The Viral Threat to the Wealth of Nations.

Mooradian, R., Boyson, N. (2011). Corporate Governance and Hedge Fund Activism. Review of Derivatives Research, 14, 169-204.


Selected Presentations

Mooradian, Robert (Presenter & Author), Boyson, Nicole (Presenter & Author), Ma, Linlin (Author Only), Southern Finance Association, "Serial Hedge Fund Activists", Southern Finance Association, Puerto Rico. (November 2013).

Boyson, Nicole (Author Only), NA, "Flying off the shelf? Poison adoptions in response to takeover attempts and other activism", Brandeis University, Waltham MA. (November 13, 2013).

Boyson, Nicole (Presenter & Author), NA, "Do Hedge Fund Fire Sales Disrupt the Stock Market?", Brandeis University, Waltham MA. (November 1, 2013).

Boyson, Nicole (Presenter & Author), Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, "Do Hedge Fund Fire Sales Disrupt the Stock Market?", Financial Management Association, Chicago, IL. (October 18, 2013).

Boyson, Nicole (Presenter & Author), NA, "Trust Preferred Securities and Regulatory Arbitrage", Bentley University, Waltham MA. (September 13, 2013).