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Kate Barraclough

Program Director, MS Finance Program
Senior Lecturer in Finance

Subject Area(s): Finance

Kate Barraclough came to Owen in 2007 after graduating from Australian National University. Prior to completing her PhD in finance, Kate worked for KPMG's advisory services as a financial management advisor to the Australian Government. Kate is currently the Director of Vanderbilt's MS Finance program.


BC, Australian National, 1999
BE, Australian National, 2000
PhD, Australian National, 2007

Other Course(s):
Mgt405, Financial Modeling
Mgt435c, Derivatives
Mgt435b, Bond Markets

Research Interest(s):


Stock option contract adjustments: the case of special dividends (with Hans Stoll and Robert E. Whaley). Journal of Financial Markets 15 (2012), 233-257.
Early exercise of put options on stocks (with Robert E. Whaley). Journal of Finance 67 (2012), 1423-1456.
Put option exercise and short stock interest arbitage (with Robert E. Whaley), Journal of Investment Management 10 no. 4 (2012), 1-16.
Using option prices to infer overpayments and synergies in M&A transactions (with David T. Robinson, Tom Smith, and Robert E. Whaley), Review of Financial Studies (forthcoming)


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