Leeds School of Business

University of Colorado Boulder

Jason Lunn

Finance • PhD - Student

Koelbel S442


Jason is a doctoral candidate in Finance expecting to defend his dissertation in Spring, 2014. His current research focuses on empirical corporate finance and firm-level investment behavior and capital structure policies. Jason’s research relating operating leverage to corporate financial policies was presented at the AFA Annual Meeting in Chicago, 2012. His dissertation explores competition and corporate investment in both tangible and intangible assets. Jason’s teaching experience includes Financial Derivatives and Entrepreneurial Finance for undergraduates at the Leeds School of Business. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, Jason was a corporate finance consultant working on various engagements related to private equity, restructuring, litigation and M&A analyses. He also co-founded a crowdfunding based start-up in Boulder. Jason proudly represented the United States on four World Championship Track & Field teams and was a three-time US champion in the mile and 1500m runs.

Research Interests:

Product market competition, capital structure, intangible investments, real options, restructuring, and external financing of entrepreneurial firms.

Working Paper Topics:

Competition and Corporate Investment Policy – dissertation

Operating Leverage and Corporate Financial Policies – with Matthias Kahl and Mattias Nilsson

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