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September 13, 2004

Weisbach Appointed to Journal of Finance Editorial Board

Michael Wesibach, professor of finance.Michael Weisbach, the holder of the Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Distinguished Chair in Finance and a professor of finance, was recently named to the editorial board of The Journal of Finance, the longest standing and most widely recognized journal in the field. He will serve as an associate editor.

Weisbach is the most recent associate editor of this prestigeous journal from Illinois. Previous editors have included George Pennacchi and Josef Lakonishok.

Weisbach earned his PhD from MIT and has a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan. He taught at the University of Rochester and the University of Arizona before joining the faculty of the Department of Finance at Illinois in 1999. Professor Weisbach also serves as the Director of the College’s Office for the Study of Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance. His research focuses on general area of corporate finance, with a special focus on corporate governance and control and organizational incentives. Weisbach's research has been funded by the NSF, and has been cited numerous times in the business press, including by The New York Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Barron's.

The most widely cited academic journal on finance, The Journal of Finance publishes leading research from the major fields of financial research. Each issue of the journal, which is published six times a year, reaches over 8,000 academics, finance professionals, libraries, government and financial institutions around the world. It is the official publication of the American Finance Association, the premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics.



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