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Jesse Davis

Jesse Davis

Associate Professor of Finance


McColl 4116, CB 3490 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490


Capital structure, information economics and liquidity are the research interests of Jesse Davis. His recent work focuses on the dynamics of an entrepreneur’s decisions regarding the types of securities issued to finance the firm.

Before he began his academic career, he was vice president of quantitative fixed income research at Neuberger Berman in Chicago, and at Princeton Review in different roles.

He was a development project coordinator for Connections for the Homeless and director of resource development for AmericaCorps/Sacramento Habitat for Humanity.

Dr. Davis received his PhD from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, his MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a BS in mathematics and a BA in chemistry and English literature from Miami University.

Areas of Expertise

Capital Structure Finance