Welcome to Virginia Tech's Department of Finance, Insurance and Business Law.  Whether you are a student, parent, alumnus, employer, faculty member or potential research partner, we encourage you to spend time on our website and learn more about our department and what we have to offer.

We are the largest department in Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business, with over 20 full-time faculty members serving over 900 undergraduate students. In a typical year, our department awards more than 300 Bachelor's degrees (including double majors).  We also have an active Ph.D. program and support the university's various MBA programs in Northern Virginia, Richmond and Roanoke.

Department News

Faculty Journal Acceptances

Dr. Andrew MacKinlay - Review of Financial Studies - 2018
•   "Housing Price Booms and Crowding-Out Effects in Bank Lending", with Ambrus and Jarrad Harford

Dr. Sattar Mansi - Journal of Corporate Finance - 2017
•   "Do Long-Term Investors Improve Corporate Decision Making?", with Indraneel Chakraborty and Itay Goldstein

Dr. Jin Xu - Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis - 2017
•   “Taxes, Capital Structure Choices, and Equity Value", with Mara Faccio

Dr. Brad Paye - 2017
•    "Micro(structure) before macro? The predictive power of aggregate illiquidity for stock returns and economic activity," with Yong Chen, and Greg Eaton

Dr. Vijay Singal- Journal of Fimacial Economics - 2016
•    “Comovement Revisited," with Honghui Chen, and Robert Whitelaw.

Dr. Gregory Kadlec  - Journal of Financial Economics - 2015
•   “Institutional investors and asset pricing anomalies,” with Ozzie Ince, and Roger Edelen.

Dr. Jin Xu- Journal of Financial Economics - 2015
•   “Golden hellos: Signing bonuses for new top executives,” with Jun Yang.

Dr. Pengfei Ye - Journal of Financial Economics - 2015
•   "Relative peer quality and firm performance" with Bill B. Francis, Iftekar Hasan and Sureshbabu Mani.

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