Daniel Rettl
Department of Finance

Assistant Professor

B328 Amos Hall
620 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA, 30602
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PhD, Finance, Vienna University of Economics and Business, 2012

MA, Finance, University of Mannheim, 2007

Prior Professional Positions

University of Texas at Austin, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2016 to 2017

Humboldt University Berlin, Post-doctoral Fellow, 2014 to 2016

Vanderbilt University, Visiting Professor, 2016 to 2016


Jensen Prize (second place) in the Category Corporate Finance and Organizations, Journal of Financial Economics, 2014

Research Excellence Award, Humboldt University Berlin, 2014

Best Paper Award, Financial Management Association International, 2012

Research Interests

  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Corporate finance and employee compensation

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Andras Danis, Daniel A. Rettl, Toni M. Whited. 2014Refinancing, profitability, and capital structureJournal Of Financial Economics114(3):424-443.
  • Steven Malliaris, Daniel A. Rettl, Ruchi Singh. 2021. Is Competition a Cure for Confusion? Evidence from the Residential Mortgage MarketReal Estate Economics, Forthcoming