Rob Schonlau

Rob Schonlau

Assistant Professor of Finance,
Finance, Department of
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Office: 682 TNRB
Phone: 801-422-5879


  • PhD, Finance, University of Washington, 2010
  • MS, Business Administration, University of Washington, 2008
  • MBA, , Brigham Young University, 2004

Selected Publications:

  • "Do Takeover Defenses Deter Takeovers?", with Jon Karpoff and Eric Wehrly (working paper).    
  • "Golden Parachutes, Severance, and Firm Value", with Andrew Lund (working paper).    
  • "Right on Schedule: CEO Option Grants and Opportunism", with Rob Daines and Grant McQueen (working paper).    
  • "Trade Relationships, Indirect Economic Links, and Mergers", with Jarrad Harford and Jared Stanfield (working paper).    
  • "Do Outside Directors Face Labor Market Consequences? A Natural Experiment from the Financial Crisis", Harvard Business Law Review, with Steven Davidoff and Andrew Lund Edition 1, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2014.    
  • "Does the Director Labor Market Offer Ex Post Settling-Up for CEOs? The Case of Acquisitions", with Jarrad Harford, Journal of Financial Economics, Edition 1, Volume 110, Issue 1, Pages 18-36, 2013.    


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  • Do Takeover Defenses Deter Takeovers? - - Western Finance Association 2015 meetings - 2015
  • Do Takeover Defenses Deter Takeovers? - - Drexel 2015 Academic Conference on Corporate Governance - 2015
  • Does the Director Labor Market Offer Ex Post Settling-Up for CEOs? The Case of Acquisitions - American Finance Association - American Finance Association Annual Meeting - 2013