Jeffry (Jeff) M. Netter
Department of Finance

Department Head

B359A Amos Hall
620 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA, 30602
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JD, Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, Emory University, 1985

PhD, Economics, Ohio State University, 1980

MA, Economics, Ohio State University, 1976

BA, Economics, Northwestern University, 1974


Josiah Meigs Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Georgia, 2002

Terry College of Business Research Award, University of Georgia, 2000

Terry College of Business Distinguished Teacher Award, University of Georgia, 1992


Graduate Council, Member, 2006 – 2008, University

Presidential Advisory Committee, Member, 2008 – 2011, University

University P&T, Chair, 2005 – 2007, University

Meigs Award Committee, Member, 2005 – 2006, University

Russell Award Committee, Member, 2004 – 2005, University

MBA Review Committee, Chair, 2010 – 2011, University

University Council, Member, 2010 – 2012, University

University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, Terry Dean's Advisory Committee, Member, 2009 – 2011, University

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Governance
  • Public Choice

Research Interests

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Law and Economics

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • “Expectation management in mergers and acquisitions,” with Jie (Jack) He, Tingting Liu, and Tao Shu,, 2020 , 68, Management Science., pp.1205-1226.
  • “Observations on research and publishing from nineteen years as editors of the Journal of Corporate Finance,” with J. Harold Mulherin and Annette B. Poulsen, 2018, 49, Journal of Corporate Finance. pp. 120-124.
  • “What does it take? Comparison of research standards for promotion in Finance,” 2018, with Annette B. Poulsen and William P. Kieser, 2018, 49 Journal of Corporate Finance. pp. 379-387.
  • “The evidence on mergers and acquisitions: A historical and modern report,” with J. Harold Mulherin and Annette B. Poulsen, pp. 235-290, in The Handbook of the Economics of Corporate Governance, edited by Benjamin E. Hermalin and Michael S. Weisbach, 2017, North Holland.
  • “The Tax-Exempt Status of AARP,” 2015, 22 The Business Case Journal, with Kathryn Simms.
  • Linck, J.S., J.M. Netter, T. Shu. 2014Can Managers Use Discretionary Accrurals to Ease Financial Constraints? Evidence from Discretionary Accrurals Prior yo Investment The Accounting Review88(6):2117-2143
  • Buchanan, B., Netter, J.M., Poulsen, A.B., & Yang, T. (2012).Shareholder Proposal Rules and Practice: Evidence From a Comparison of the US and the UKAmerican Business Law Journal
  • Linck, J.S., Netter, J.M., & Wintoki, J. (2012)Endogeneity and the Dynamics of Internal Corporate GovernanceJournal Of Financial Economics
  • Netter, J.M., Stegemoller, M., & Wintoki, J. (2010)Implications of Data Screens on Merger and Acquisition Analysis: A Large Sample Study of Mergers and Acquisitions from 1992-2009Review Of Financial Studies24:2316-2357
  • Linck, J.S. Netter, J.M., & Yang, T. (2009)Effects and Unintended Consequences of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on Corporate Boards.Review Of Financial Studies, (22):3287-3328
  • McKeown, R. & Netter, J.M. (2009)What Caused the 1987 Stock Market Crash and Lessons for the 2008 CrashReview Of Accounting And Finance
  • Netter, J.M., Poulsen, A.B., & Stegemoller, M. (2009)The Rise of Corporate Governance in Corporate Control ResearchJournal Of Corporate Finance
  • Hersch, P., Netter, J.M., & Pope, C. (2008)Do Campaign Contributions and Lobbying Expenditures by Firms Create Political CapitalAtlantic Economic Review, (36):395-405
  • Linck, J.S., Netter, J.M., & Yang, T. (2008)The Determinants of Board StructureJournal Of Financial Economics, (87):308-328
  • Boehmer, E., Nash, R., & Netter, J. M. (2005)Bank Privatization in Developing and Developed Countries: Cross-Sectional Evidence on the Impact of Economic and Political Factors,Journal Of Banking And Finance, (29)
  • Megginson, W., Nash, R., Netter, J.M., & Poulsen, A.B. (2004)The Choice of Private versus Public Capital Markets: Evidence from PrivatizationsJournal Of Finance59(6):2835-2870
  • Netter, J.M. & Poulsen, A.B. (2003)Operational Risk in Financial Service Providers and the Proposed Basel Capital Accord: An OverviewAdvances In Financial Economics, (8):147-171
  • Nash, R., Netter, J. M., & Poulsen, A. B. (2003)Determinants of Contractual Relations Between Shareholders and Bondholders: Investment Opportunities and Restrictive CovenantsJournal Of Corporate Finance, (9):201-232
  • Netter, J.M., & Wells, M. (2002)Article II and the Florida Election Case: A Public Choice PerspectiveUniversity Of Maryland Law Review, (61):711-738
  • Fuller, K., Netter, J. M., & Stegemoller, M. (2002)What Do Returns to Acquiring Firms Tell Us? Evidence from Firms That Make Many AcquisitionsJournal Of Finance, (57):1763-1793
  • Megginson, W., & Netter, J.M. (2001)From State to Market: A Survey of Empirical Studies on PrivatizationJournal Of Economic Literature, (39):321-389
  • Jones, S., Megginson, W., Nash, R., & Netter, J. M. (1999)The Long-Term Returns to Investors in Share Issue PrivatizationsJournal Of Financial Economics, (53):217-253
  • Boehmer, E. & Netter, J. M. (1997)Management Optimism and Corporate Acquisitions: Evidence from Insider TradingManagerial And Decision Economics, (18):693-708
  • Hersch, P., Kemme, D., Netter, J.M. (1997)Determinants of the Accessibility to Bank Loans in a Transition Economy: The Case of HungaryJournal Of Comparative Economics, (24):79-89.

Book Chapters

Working Papers

Editorial Appointments

Managing Editor, Journal of Corporate Finance, 2001 - 2018