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David Ravenscraft

Fulton Global Business Distinguished Professor of Finance


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David Ravenscraft is the Fulton Global Business Distinguished Professor of Finance. Mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, game theory, hedge funds and corporate finance are the focus of his teaching and research.

He is the former associate dean of both the BSBA Program and OneMBA, the innovative global executive MBA program offered in partnership with top schools in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

An award-winning teacher, Dr. Ravenscraft’s research has appeared in the top journals in economics, finance, management and strategy.

In his consulting and executive education activities, he has worked with GE Capital (U.S. and Asia), StoraEnso, Monsanto, National Gypsum, GlaxoSmithKline, Siemens, Reichhold Chemicals, Nortel Networks, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Ravenscraft spent seven years at the Federal Trade Commission before joining UNC Kenan-Flagler.

He received his PhD from Northwestern University, his MA from the University of Illinois and his BA from Northern Illinois University.