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I am a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in Accounting and Information Assurance department at Robert H. Smith School of Business, expected to graduate on May 2017.
My research interests include voluntary disclosure, venture capital, and the real effects of financial reporting. I am investigating (1) the economic forces that affect firms’ financial reporting or disclosure strategies and (2) the real effects of financial reporting or disclosure strategies with respect to resource allocation and investment efficiencies.
My job market paper entitled “Strategic shareholders and IPO disclosure: evidence from corporate venture capital” explores the role of strategic shareholders such as corporate venture capitalists (CVCs) in affecting firms’ IPO disclosure choices. I find that CVCs encourage portfolio firms to redact information in IPO prospectuses through confidential treatment orders and the effect is mainly driven by CVCs' strategic incentives to protect proprietary information.