Harold Mulherin
Department of Finance

Georgia Athletic Association Professorship in the Terry College

B306 Amos Hall
620 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA, 30602
Email Address


PhD, Economics, UCLA, 1984

MA, Economics, UCLA, 1981

AB, Economics, University of Georgia, 1980


Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in Mergers and Acquisitions, Viterbo, Italy, 2005

Research Interests

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Organization of Markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Control

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Becher, D., Mulherin, J.H., & Walkling, R. (2011)Sources of Gaines in Corporate Mergers: Refined Tests from a Neglected IndustryJournal Of Financial & Quantitative Analysis
  • Boone, A., & Mulherin, J.H. (2011)Do Private Equity Consortiums Facilitate Collusion in Takeover Bidding?Journal Of Corporate Finance17:1474-1495
  • Brown, W., Mulherin, J.H., & Weidenmier, M. (2008)Competing with the NYSEQuarterly Journal Of Economics123:1679-1719
  • Boone, A., & Mulherin, J.H. (2008)Do Auctions Induce a Winner's Curse? New Evidence from the Corporate Takeover MarketJournal Of Financial Economics89:1-19
  • Mulherin, J.H. (2007)Measuring the Costs and Benefits of Regulation: Conceptual Issues in Securities MarketsJournal Of Corporate Finance13:421-437
  • Boone, A., & Mulherin, J.H. (2007)Do Termination Provisions Truncate the Takeover Bidding Process?Review Of Financial Studies20:461-489
  • Mulherin, J.H. (2005)Corporations, Collective Action and Corporate Governance: One Size Does not Fit AllPublic Choice124:179-204
  • Boone, A., & Mulherin, J.H. (2007)How Are Firms Sold?Journal Of Finance62:847-875.


  • Mulherin, J.H. (ed.). (2004)Mergers and Corporate Governance.Edward Elgar
  • Mitchell, M., Mulherin, J.H., & Weston, J. (2004)Takeovers, Restructuring and Corporate GovernancePrentice Hall
  • Mulherin, J.H. (2002)Corporate Governance: Theoretical and Empirical PerspectivesManagerial And Decision Economics23:94-96.

Editorial Appointments

Co-Editor, Journal of Corporate Finance, 1998 - present