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Faculty Profile

Bio

Professor Jarrell has been a professor of finance and economics at the Simon School since 1988, where he also was assistant professor from 1977 to 1981. Jarrell served as director of the Simon School’s Managerial Economics Research Center from 1988 to 1990, and as director of the Bradley Policy Research Center from 1990 to 1994. Also, he was the A.T.&T. Foundation Resident Management Fellow at the Simon School from January to June 1987. In addition, Jarrell was a Research Fellow under Professor George J. Stigler at the University of Chicago’s Center for Study of the Economy and the State from 1981 to 1983, as well as a senior economist with Lexecon Inc., a Chicago economics consulting firm specializing in Antitrust and Securities litigation from 1983 to 1984. Jarrell served as the chief economist of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) from April 1984 to January 1987. Before that, he was a member of the SEC Advisory Committee on Tender Offer Policy from February through July 1983. He has consulted with the Federal Trade Commission and has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University School of Law.

Teaching Interests

Finance and Economics

Research Interests

Jarrell has published dozens of articles on economic and finance topics in scholarly academic journals, as well as the popular media, and is an expert on mergers and acquisitions, hostile takeovers, the economics and regulation of financial markets, financial valuation and microeconomic theory and application. Jarrell frequently serves as an expert witness on financial-economic issues in business litigation, including financial valuation of publicly traded securities, securities fraud, contract damages and criminal inside-trading cases.

Professional History

Professor of Finance and Economics
University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Rochester NY
1988 -
Director - Bradley Policy Research Center
University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Rochester NY
1988 - 1994
Senior Vice President
The Alcar Group, Inc., Chicago IL
1988 - 1990
Senior Vice President and Director of Research
The Alcar Group, Inc., Chicago IL
1987 - 1988
AT&T Foundation Resident Management Fellow
University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Rochester NY
1987 - 1987
Chief Economist
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
April 1984 - January 1987
Adjunct Professor
Georgetown University Law School
July 1985 - July 1986
Senior Economist
Lexecon, Inc.
April 1983 - March 1984
Member, Expert on Economic Effects of Tender Offers
U.S. SEC Advisory Committee on Tender Offer Policy
February 1983 - July 1983
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
University of Chicago, Center for the Study of the Economy and the State
August 1981 - April 1983
Consultant
Federal Trade Commission
December 1981 - January 1983
Consultant
Huff & Huff, Inc., Environmental Consultants
January 1977 - December 1982
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Rochester, Graduate School of Management (renamed William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, November 1986)
July 1977 - August 1981
Teaching and Research Assistant
University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business
October 1975 - June 1977

Education

University of Chicago - 1978
Ph D
Business Economics
University of Chicago - 1976
MBA
Economics and Finance
University of Delaware - 1974
BA
Business Administration

Publications

Expected Inflation and the Constant-Growth Valuation Model
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Journal of Applied Corporate Finance
Issue: 20(2), Spring 2008
The Impact of the Options Backdating Scandal on Shareholders
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Journal of Accounting and Economics
 
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