University of Southern California

David Solomon
Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0804

PhD, MBA, University of Chicago; BCom, University of Western Australia


David Solomon is a financial economist whose research interests include asset pricing, the role of media, behavioral finance and prediction markets. His paper, "Selective Publicity and Stock Prices" investigates the effect of public relations efforts on firm stock prices. Other areas of his research include written papers on betting contracts for NFL football games, the effect of lifestyle changes on electricity consumption, and options pricing.


Frydman, C. D., Hartzmark, S., and Solomon, D. H. (2016) "Rolling Mental Accounts," Review of Financial Studies.
Chang, T., Hartzmark, S., and Solomon, D. H. (2016) "Being Surprised by the Unsurprising: Earnings Seasonality and Stock Returns," Review of Financial Studies.
Solomon, D. H., and Chang, T. (2016) "Looking for Someone to Blame: Delegation, Cognitive Dissonance and the Disposition Effect," Journal of Finance, 71 (1).
Harris, L. E., Hartzmark, S., and Solomon, D. H. (2015) "Juicing the Dividend Yield: Mutual Funds and the Demand for Dividends," Journal of Financial Economics, 116 (3), 433-451.
Solomon, D. H. (2015) "What Are We Meeting For? The Consequences of Private Meetings with Investors," Journal of Law and Economics, 58 (2), 325-355.
Solomon, D. H. (2013) "Winners in the Spotlight: Media Coverage of Fund Holdings as a Driver of Flows," Journal of Financial Economics, Forthcoming.
Solomon, D. H., and Hartzmark, S. (2013) "The Dividend Month Premium," Journal of Financial Economics, 109 (3), 640-660.
Solomon, D. H., and Hartzmark, S. (2012) "Efficiency and the Disposition Effect in NFL Prediction Markets," Quarterly Journal of Finance, 2 (3), 12500.
Solomon, D. H. (2012) "Selective Publicity and Stock Prices," Journal of Finance, 67 (2), 599-637.