University of Southern California

Gordon Phillips
James McN. Stancill Chair in Business Administration & Professor of Finance and Business Economics

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, MA, Harvard University; BA, Northwestern University


Gordon Phillips specializes in mergers, firm organization, security issuance, and the impact of financial decisions on firms' strategic decisions. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, is an associate editor at multiple finance journals, and has received multiple research grants from the National Science Foundation. Professor Phillips' presentations include a keynote address on PIPEs (private investment in public equity) to an audience of executives and finance professionals. Prior to joining USC, he was Bank of America professor at the University of Maryland. He also has been a visiting professor at Insead, MIT and Duke University.


The Incentives for Vertical Mergers and Vertical Integration 2013
Product Market Synergies and Competition in Mergers and Acquistions: A Text-Based Analysis 2013
Asset Efficiency and Reallocation Decisions of Bankrupt Firms 2012
Options in Forward Contracts: Empirical Estimates from the Petroleum Market 1990