The primary research interests of finance professor Geoffrey Tate are in the areas of empirical corporate finance and behavioral finance. His work explores the effect of managerial biases on corporate investment and financing decisions.
He also researches the composition of boards of directors and how it affects firm policies and performance. His recent work studies the interaction between labor economics and organizational structure, focusing on the implications for individual workers.
Dr. Tate has published papers in leading academic journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance and Journal of Financial Economics.
He served on the faculties of UCLA's Anderson School of Management and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School prior to joining UNC Kenan-Flagler.
He received his PhD in economics from Harvard University and his BA in mathematics and economics with highest honors from Rutgers College.