Oliver Levine recently finished his doctoral studies in finance at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation explores the role of intangible assets in the corporate merger and acquisition market, presenting evidence that the desire to efficiently reallocate growth opportunities is an important motivation for takeover. His research interests include corporate finance, intangible assets, and executive compensation.
Prior to his doctoral work, Levine studied at the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, and worked as a research assistant in the Division of Monetary Affairs at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC.
Western Finance Association ( 2011 ) Acquiring Growth