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Mark Weinstein

Mark Weinstein

Associate Professor of Business and Law

Last Updated: Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Weinstein’s scholarly interests lie at the intersection of law and financial economics. He teaches corporate finance at USC Gould School of Law and is an associate professor of finance and business economics in the USC Marshall School of Business.

Weinstein has written on the informational efficiency of corporate bond markets, the econometrics of testing asset pricing models, the application of option pricing theory to corporate bonds, the economics of contracting in the motion picture industry, and the value of limited liability. His publications include "Limited Liability in California 1928-1932: It’s the Lawyers" (American Law and Economics Review, 2005), "Share Price Changes and the Arrival of Limited Liability in California" (Journal of Legal Studies, 2003) and "The Appraisal Remedy and Merger Premiums" (with Paul Mahoney, American Law and Economics Review, 1999).

Weinstein holds a BS, MBA and PhD from the University of Chicago and an MSIA from Carnegie-Mellon University. He joined USC in 1982; previously, he taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Columbia University and New York University. He also has taught at the UCLA and was a summer fellow at the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the American Finance Association, the American Economics Association, the American Law and Economics Association, the Western Finance Association and the Society for Financial Studies, for which he has served as secretary/treasurer since 1986.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
November 19, 2017
Re: Edward Kleinbard

Edward Kleinbard was quoted on why the GOP's tax reform bill may not encourage more investment by corporations. The bill features “a very top-heavy distribution,” said Kleinbard. The markets “are awash in capital today, and there’s not a sign of needing more investment.”

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Edward Kleinbard
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Edward Kleinbard wrote an op-ed, "A Grand Bipartisan Bargain on Tax Reform: A Levy on Carbon Would Satisfy Democrats, While Republicans Would Get Far Lower Corporate Rates", posted to The Wall Street Journal on Sept. 24, 2017.