Don Bowen

PhD Candidate in Finance

Contact Information

R.H. Smith School of Business

University of Maryland

3330J Van Munching Hall

College Park, MD 20742

Email: Donald.Bowen@rhsmith.umd.edu

SSRN page


Research Interests

Empirical corporate finance, international corporate finance, corporate governance, innovation


Education

R.H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland

Ph.D. Finance (August 2012 to present)

Minor in Economics


Simon School of Business at University of Rochester

Ph.D. Finance (July 2010 to June 2012)


W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University

Barrett, The Honors College

B.S., Finance and B.S., Economics (May 2010)

Minor in Mathematics

Honors Undergraduate Student Investment Fund

Honors Summer Study Abroad in Paris, France (subsidized with merit scholarship)


Presentations

2014:

University of Maryland, Brownbag seminar (scheduled)


2013:

Boston College, Brownbag seminar, What's Your Identification Strategy? (with Laurent Frésard and Jérôme Taillard) * by coauthor

University of Maryland, Brownbag seminar, What's Your Identification Strategy? (with Laurent Frésard and Jérôme Taillard) * by coauthor

University of Maryland, Brownbag seminar, Were non-independent boards really captured before SOX?


2011:

University of Rochester, Student Seminar Series, Ridges in board structure: Evidence from a legislative event


2010:

Arizona State University, Honors Thesis Defense, Auction theory: A survey of recent literature and examination of mechanism choice in short term treasuries


Awards and Honors

2014 American Finance Association Travel Grant Award
2012-2017: Graduate Fellowship, University of Maryland
2010-2012: Graduate Fellowship, University of Rochester
2010: Dan and Elizabeth Mullen Scholarship in Finance, Arizona State
2010: Earl and Ellen Davis Scholarship, Arizona State
2007: Honors Study Abroad Merit Scholarship, Arizona State
2006 - 2010: 
Dean's Scholarship, Arizona State


Teaching Experience

Spring 2014: International Corporate Finance, Instructor

Fall 2013: Derivative Securities, University of Maryland, TA for Julien Cujean

Fall 2011: Capital Budgeting, University of Rochester, TA for Leonard Kostovetsky

Fall 2011: Financial Management, University of Rochester, TA for Kurt Wojdat

Spring 2010: Advanced Managerial Finance, Arizona State University, TA for Jose Suay

2009 - 2010: International Finance, Arizona State University, TA for Arthur Budolfson

2009: Economics and Mathematics, Arizona State University, Academic Program Tutor

2007 - 2010: Computer Applications, Arizona State University, TA for Matt McCarthy


Programming Languages

Matlab, Python, Stata, LaTeX, R


Database Experience

CRSP, Compustat, Execucomp, I/B/E/S, SEC Edgar, RiskMetrics, SDC


Financial Programming

DSGE models, web crawling, VFI solutions and SMM, MCMC and other Bayesian techniques