of Private Equity Research
Mark Flannery replaces SEC Chief Economist Craig Lewis, who departed the agency earlier this year to return to his academic post at Vanderbilt University.
Luke Froeb, William C. Oehmig Professor of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, discussed the merger of Reynolds American and Lorillard, combining the number two and the number three tobacco companies in the U.S., and what questions antitrust regulators may be asking as a result.
Robert Whaley, Valere Blaire Potter Professor of Finance and the creator of a widely watched measure of stock-market volatility, is sounding the alarm over exchange-traded products that try to track his index. The story was also reported by MarketWatch and Barron’s.