Paul Povel

Professor

Paul Povel

Bio

Paul Povel is a Finance Professor in the Department of Finance. Prior to this position, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.

His research interests include corporate finance, in particular financial contracting theory and corporate restructuring (bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, etc.)

His publications have appeared in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Law Economics & Organization, and the International Journal of Industrial Organization.

Research Interests

  • Corporate finance, in particular financial contracting theory and corporate restructuring (bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, etc.)

Publications

  • "Getting to Know Each Other: The Role of Toeholds in Acquisitions," Paul Povel and Giorgo Sertsios, Journal of Corporate Finance (2014).
  • "Stapled Finance," Paul Povel and Raj Singh, Journal of Finance (2010).
  • "Sale-Backs in Bankruptcy," Paul Povel and Raj Singh, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization (2007).
  • "Booms, Busts, and Fraud," Paul Povel, Raj Singh, and Andrew Winton, Review of Financial Studies (2007).
  • "The U-shaped Investment Curve: Theory and Evidence," Paul Povel, Sean Cleary, and Michael Raith, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (2007).
  • "Takeover Contests with Asymmetric Bidders," Paul Povel and Raj Singh, Review of Financial Studies (2006).
  • "Financial Constraints and Product Market Competition: Ex-ante vs.Ex-post Incentives," Paul Povel and Michael Raith, International Journal of Industrial Organization (2004).
  • "Optimal Debt with Unobservable Investments," Paul Povel and Michael Raith, Rand Journal of Economics (2004).
  • "Using Bidder Asymmetry to Increase Seller Revenue," Paul Povel and Raj Singh, Economic Letters (2004).
  • "Multiple Banking as a Commitment Not to Rescue," Paul Povel, Research in Finance (2004).
  • "Optimal ''Soft'' or ''Tough'' Bankruptcy Procedures," Paul Povel, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization (1999).

Contact Info

Phone:
713-743-4759
Email:
povel@uh.edu
Room:
220C
Website:
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Education

PhD, 1998, economics, London School of Economics
lic. rer. pol., 1991, University of Basel, Switzerland