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Kayla Freeman

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Finance


  • PhD, Finance, Indiana University, 2019
  • MS, Finance, Indiana University, 2016
  • BS, Finance, Indiana University, 2014

Research Interests

  • Empirical corporate finance
  • Supply chain finance and trade credit
  • Institutional ownership
  • Financial intermediation


Working Papers

  • “The Lender’s Lender: Trade Credit and the Monitoring Role of Banks” (SSRN Link )
  • “Access to Debt and the Provision of Trade Credit” with Matt Billett and Janet Gao(SSRN Link)
  • “(Don’t) Feed the Mouth that Bites: Trade Credit Strategies Among Rival Customers Sharing Suppliers” with Jie (Jack) He, Han Xia, and Liyan Yang
  • “Social Capital and Interfirm Cooperation: The Impact of a Religious Scandal on Trade Credit” with Quentin Dupont (SSRN Link)

Journal Articles

  • “Overlapping Ownership Along the Supply Chain.” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (accepted in 2023, forthcoming). (Article Link)