Ph.D. Candidate, May 2013 – Finance
Nicholas Crain portrait

My Work

I’m a Ph.D. student in Finance at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, going on the job market this winter (at the AFA, Jan 4-6, 2013). ┬áMy job market paper provides new theoretical and empirical results on the risk taking incentives and agency problems in private equity and venture capital. This represents the first paper in what should be a broad research agenda in private equity. In addition, I have empirical corporate finance papers co-authored with UT faculty on IPOs and Earnings Conference calls.