Wisconsin School of Business

Oliver Levine

Assistant Professor - Finance
Wisconsin Naming Partners Fellow

Oliver Levine received his doctorate 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.

Selected Accepted Journal Articles

Levine, O. (2016). Acquiring Growth. Journal of Financial Economics
Babkin, A. & Glover, B. & Levine, O. (2016). Are Corporate Inversions Good for Shareholders?. Journal of Financial Economics
Glover, B. & Levine, O. (2016). Idiosyncratic Risk and the Manager. Journal of Financial Economics

Selected Published Journal Articles

Glover, B. & Levine, O. (2015). Uncertainty, Investment, and Managerial Incentives. Journal of Monetary Economics (69), 121-137.

Working Papers

Levine, O. & Warusawitharana, M. (2015). Financial Frictions and Productivity Growth: Firm-level Evidence.

Undergraduate Courses

Corporation Finance
Course DescriptionDevelopment of the theory, method and analytical techniques of financial management. Techniques of capital budgeting; valuation of projects and firms; theory of capital structure; dividend policy; cost of capital; mergers and acquisitions.
(FIN 325 Section 1), Fall 2011.

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Oliver Levine

Assistant Professor | Finance
Wisconsin Naming Partners Fellow
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