Gennaro Bernile

Assoc. Professor

Phone:
(305) 284-6690
Locator Code:
6552

 
About

Biography

Prof. Bernile obtained a PhD in Finance from the University of Rochester in the Summer of 2006. Prior to re-joining University of Miami in January 2017, he worked at Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University since 2013. Prior to that, Professor Bernile served on the faculty of the University of Miami and worked at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a Visiting Scholar between 2008 and 2010, where he was engaged both in rule-making and enforcement activities. Aside for this period, he has worked on ad hoc consulting assignments for Forensic Economics Inc. since 2005.

Professor Bernile's teaching interests span all areas of Corporate Finance, Governance, and Control. His research interests include Corporate Valuation, Venture Capital, Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities Regulation and Corporate Fraud, Portfolio Choice and Institutional Investment, Capital Markets Segmentation, Behavioral Finance, and Network Economics. His research has been published in top tier Finance and Accounting journals, and received various awards.

Career

Education

2006Ph.D. Business Administration University of Rochester William E. Simon Graduate School of Business
2002M.S. Applied Economics University of Rochester William E. Simon Graduate School of Business
1998B.A. International Economics University of Naples University of Naples

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Corporate objectives | Capital budgeting | Corporate and equity valuation | Corporate finance | Mergers and acquisitions | Entrepreneurship and venture capital | Cases in finance | Price theory | Managerial economics | Game theory | Industrial organization

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Corporate objectives | Capital budgeting | Corporate and equity valuation | Corporate finance | Mergers and acquisitions | Entrepreneurship and venture capital | Cases in finance | Price theory | Managerial economics | Game theory | Industrial organization

Professional Experience

2017 - Associate Professor, Finance, Miami Herbert Business School
2016 - 2016Associate Professor, Finance, Singapore Management University
2013 - 2016Assistant Professor, Finance, Singapore Management University
2010 - 2013Assistant Professor, Finance, University of Miami School of Business Administration
2006 - 2008Assistant Professor, Finance, University of Miami School of Business Administration
2005 - 2006Visiting Lecturer, Finance, University of Miami School of Business Administration
2004 - 2005Lecturer, Finance, University of Rochester William E. Simon School of Business
1999 - 2004Lab Instructor, Economics, University of Rochester William E. Simon School of Business
2008 - 2010Visiting Financial Economist, Securities & Exchange Commission
2003 - 2008Ad-hoc Consulting Assignments, Forensic Economics, Inc.
1999 - 1999Financial Analyst Internship, Forensic Economics, Inc.

Honors & Acknowledgements

Ig Nobel Prize Winner in Management, 2015
Best Paper Award, Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality Conference, 2015
1st Place CQA Hong Kong Conference, 2014
Best Paper Award, International Finance and Banking Society, 2015
Singapore Ministry of Education Tier 1 Research Grant, 2013 - 2014
1st Place Outstanding Research Award, Eastern Finance Association Meetings, 2013
1st Place Pearson Best Paper published in Financial Management, 2010 - 2012
University of Miami Summer Research Grant, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006
McLamore Research Award, University of Miami, 2009
Postgraduate Programme Development Award, Runner-up, Singapore Management University, 2015
Honorable Mention (Top 10 selection), ISB-Ivey Global Case Study Competition, 2015
MBA Teaching Honor List, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, 2014 - 2015
Undergraduate Teaching Honor List, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, 2014 - 2015
Superior Teaching Award, University of Rochester, 2004
John M. Olin Fellowship, 2001-2002
University of Rochester Graduate Fellowship, 2000-2004
University of Salerno – Economics Department Fellowship for Doctoral Studies, 2001-2002
University of Naples, “Federico II”, Special Mention for Academic Career, 1998
University of Naples, “Federico II”, Merit Fellowship, 1993-1998
Research

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Theoretical and empirical corporate finance; corporate governance and control; mergers and acquisitions; venture capital and private equity; corporate disclosure and securities regulation; behavioral biases and asset pricing; institutional investment; network economics; applied game theory; and industrial organization

Publications

With Vineet Bhagwat and Scott Yonker Board Diversity, Firm Risk, and Corporate Policies (Journal of Financial Economics. 2018, Forthcoming).


With Vineet Bhagwat and Raghavendra Rau What doesn’t kill you will only make you more risk-loving: Early-life disasters and CEO behavior 167-206 (72 Journal of Finance. 2017).


With Jianfeng Hu and Yuehua Tang Can information be locked up? Privately informed trading ahead of macro-news announcements 496-520 (121 Journal of Financial Economics. 2016).


With Johan Sulaeman and Qin Wang 191-209 (34 Journal of Corporate Finance. 2015).


With George Korniotis, Alok Kumar, and Qin Wang Local Business Cycles and Local Liquidity 987-1010 (50(5) Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. 2015).


With Alok Kumar and Johan Sulaeman Home Away From Home: Geography of Information and Local Investors 2009-2049 (28 Review of Financial Studies. 2015).


With Sandro Andrade and Fred Hood SOX, Corporate Transparency, and the Cost of Debt 145–165 (38 Journal of Banking and Finance. 2014).


With Scott Bauguess, Jennifer Marietta Westberg, Alex Lee The Economic Effects of SOX Section 404: A Corporate Insider Perspective 267–290 (56 Journal of Accounting and Economics. 2013).


With Evgeny Lyandres and Alexei Zhdanov A theory of strategic mergers 517-575 (16 Review of Finance. 2012).


With Evgeny Lyandres Understanding investor sentiment: the case of publicly traded soccer clubs 357–380 (40(2) Financial Management. 2011).


With Gregg Jarrell The impact of the options backdating scandal on shareholders 2-26 (47 Journal of Accounting and Economics. 2009).


With Evgeny Lyandres and Douglas Cumming The size of venture capitalists’ portfolios: theory and evidence 564-590 (13 Journal of Corporate Finance. 2007).