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Research - Brian Bolton

Expertise

  • Corporate Governance
  • Executive Compensation
  • Financial Institutions
  • Financial Econometrics

Honors

  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek Law Prize, in conjunction with the European Corporate Governance Institute, 2008
  • National Society of Leadership and Success, “Excellence in Teaching” Award, 2009
  • University of New Hampshire “Excellence in Teaching” Award, 2009

Grants

  • Atkins Investment Group Summer Research Fellowship, 2010
  • University of New Hampshire School Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, 2010
  • University of New Hampshire School of Business Summer Research Fellowship, 2009

Refereed Publications

S. Bhagat, and B. Bolton.  “Executive Compensation, Director Compensation and Bank Capital Requirements Reform.”  Journal of Law, Finance and Accounting, forthcoming 2016.

S. Bhagat, B. Bolton and J. Lu.  “Size, Leverage and Risk-Taking of Financial Institutions.”  Journal of Banking and Finance, October 2015, Volume 59, Pages 520-537.

S. Bhagat, B. Bolton and R. Romano.  “Getting Incentives Right: Is Deferred Bank Executive Compensation Sufficient?”  Yale Journal on Regulation, Special Issue 2014, Volume 31:3, Pages 523-564.

S. Bhagat, and B. Bolton.  “Financial Crisis and Bank Executive Incentive Compensation.”  Journal of Corporate Finance, April 2014, Volume 25, Pages 313-341.

B. Bolton.  “Audit Committee Performance: Ownership vs. Independence – Did SOX Get It Wrong?”  Accounting and Finance, March 2014, Volume 54, Pages 83-112.

S. Bhagat and B. Bolton.  “Director Ownership, Governance and Performance.” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, February 2013, Volume 48:1, Pages 105-135.

S. Bhagat, B. Bolton and A. Subramanian.  “Manager Characteristics and Capital Structure: Theory and Evidence.” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, December 2011, Volume 46(6), Pages 1581-1627.

B. Bolton.  “Audit Committees and Insider Trading at U.S. Banks,” Corporate Ownership & Control, Spring 2011, Volume 8:3, Pages 14-31.

B. Bolton, “The Long-Term Benefits of Director Stock Ownership,” Corporate Board, December 2009, Volume 5:3, Pages 6-16.

B. Bolton, “Incentives vs. Entrenchment: A comparison of competing governance mechanisms,” Corporate Ownership & Control, Fall 2009, Volume 7:1, Pages 204-221.

S. Bhagat, B. Bolton & R. Romano, “The Promise and Peril of Corporate Governance Indices,” Columbia Law Review, December 2008, Volume 108, Number 8, Pages 1803-1882.

S. Bhagat & B. Bolton, “Corporate Governance and Firm Performance,” Journal of Corporate Finance, June 2008, Volume 14, Issue 3, Pages 257-273.

Books

Sustainable Financial Investments: Maximizing Corporate Profits and Long-Term Value Creation.  Palgrave-MacMillan publishers, August 2015, ISBN #978-1137411983.

Non-Refereed Publications

S. Bhagat, B. Bolton and R. Romano.  “The Promise and Peril of Corporate Governance Indices,” reprinted in Corporate Governance: Current Issues and the Financial Crisis, 2011, edited by Wilco Oostwouder and Hans Schenk, Kluwer Law Publishers.

S. Bhagat, B. Bolton & A. Subramanian, “Does CEO Education Matter?” in Directors Notes published by The Conference Board, May 2011.

S. Bhagat, B. Bolton & A. Subramanian, “CEO Education, CEO Turnover and Firm Performance,” in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Fall 2010

S. Bhagat, B. Bolton & A. Subramanian, “Manager Characteristics and Capital Structure: Theory and Evidence,” in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Fall 2010

S. Bhagat, B. Bolton & R. Romano, “The Promise and Peril of Corporate Governance Indices,” in Corporate Governance: Current Issues and the Financial Crisis, forthcoming 2011, edited by Wilco Oostwouder and Hans Schenk, Kluwer Law Publishers

S. Bhagat, B. Bolton & R. Romano, “The Effect of Corporate Governance on Performance,” Corporate Governance: A Synthesis of Theory, Research and Practice, 2010, edited by Kent Baker, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Pages 97-122.

S. Bhagat, B. Bolton & R. Romano, “The Promise and Peril of Corporate Governance Indices,” Foundations of Corporate Law, 2nd Edition, 2010, edited by Roberta Romano, Oxford University Press

B. Bolton, “The U.S. Financial Crisis: A Failure to Govern,” 2010, in World Financial Crisis: Causes, Consequences, Ways of Overcoming, 2010, edited by Serhiy Kozmenko and Tatyana Vasyl’eva, Business Perspectives Publishing, Pages 4-44.

Selected Conference Presentations

Ashoka U Exchange, “Value Creation through Social Entrepreneurship,” panel discussion on Developing Social Entrepreneurs, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2016.

Financial Management Association Annual European Conference, Venice, Italy, June 2015, “Size, Leverage and Risk-Taking of Financial Institutions,” with S. Bhagat and J. Lu. 

Sullivan & Cromwell Conference on Challenges in Global Financial Services, Yale Law School, sponsored by Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, September 2013, “Getting Incentives Right: Is Deferred Executive Compensation Sufficient?” with S. Bhagat and R. Romano, presented by co-author.

Conference on “Financial Globalisation and Sustainable Finance: Implications for Policy and Practice” in Cape Town, South Africa, May 2013, “Corporate Social Responsibility and Bank Performance.”

Conference on Corporate Governance of Financial Institutions, sponsored by The Bank of Netherlands and University of Groningen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 2012, “Bank Executive Compensation and Capital Requirements Reform,” with S. Bhagat.

International Conference on Executive Compensation after the Financial Crisis, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, October 2011, “Bank Executive Compensation and Capital Requirements Reform,” with S. Bhagat.

Corporate Governance Symposium, University of Delaware Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, DE, November 2010, “Bank Executive Compensation and Capital Requirements Reform,” with S. Bhagat.

Corporate Governance & The Global Financial Crisis Conference, The Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia, PA, October 2010, “Corporate Governance Structures and the U.S. Financial Crisis”

Foundation for Advancement of Research in Financial Economics annual meeting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, October 2009, “Manager Characteristics and Capital Structure: Theory and Evidence,” with S. Bhagat and A. Subramanian.  Presented by co-author.

American Finance Association annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 2009, “Director Ownership, Governance and Performance,” with S. Bhagat.

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