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Mark Weinstein

Mark Weinstein

Associate Professor of Business and Law

Last Updated: Friday, July 5, 2013

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: HOH713

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

Professor 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).

Professor Weinstein holds a B.S., M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and an M.S.I.A. 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 University of California, Los Angeles 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.

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CNN
April 25, 2017
Re: Edward McCaffery

Edward McCaffery published an op-ed on President Donald Trump's tax plan, which is based on economic growth paying for large proposed tax cuts. According to McCaffery, instead of providing tax breaks for the richest Americans, Trump has the opportunity to ask them to share tax costs with all income brackets. "Unfortunately, it is exactly such a sensible reaction to rising economic inequality and mounting associated political concerns that sounds like voodoo these days," he wrote.

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