University of Southern California

Mark Weinstein
Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics

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

PhD, MBA, SB, University of Chicago; MSIA, Carnegie-Mellon University


Mark Weinstein's main research interests lie in the relation between law and finance and how this affects corporate governance. His research has appeared in, among others, The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, The American Law and Economics Review, and The Journal of Legal Studies. He is currently on the editorial board of the Pacific Basin Finance Journal, and previously served as Book Review Editor for the Journal of Finance. Professor Weinstein has been Secretary/Treasurer of the Society for Financial Studies since its founding in 1987. He has consulted with numerous firms and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prof. Weinstein is also Associate Professor of Business and Law in the USC Gould School Law.


Don't Leave Home Without It: Limited Liability Comes to American Express 2008
Economic Forces and the Stock Market Revisited 2006
Limited Liability in California 1928-1931: It's the Lawyers 2005
Movie Contracts: Is "Net" "Gross"? 2004
Share Price Changes and the Arrival of Limited Liability in California 2003
The Appraisal Remedy and Merger Premiums 1999
Profit Sharing Contracts in Hollywood: Evolution and Analysis 1998
The Empirical Evidence on Zombie Airlines 1996
The Accessibility of International Financial Markets 1994
An Empirical Investigation of IPO Underpricing and Subsequent Equity Offerings 1993
Bid-Ask Spread, and Market Structure 1993
A Curmudgeon's View of Junk Bonds 1987
The Estimation of Models Arising in the Pricing of Differential Contingent Claims 1987
Conglomerate Mergers, Managerial Motives and Stockholder Wealth 1986
Some Evidence on Bank Holding Company Regulation: The Question of Expansion into the Insurance Business 1985
The Equity Component of Corporate Bonds 1985
The Use of Derived Factors in Event Studies 1985
Estimation of Implicit Bankruptcy Costs 1984
Bond Systematic Risk and the Option Pricing Model 1983
Financial Management 1983
The Behavior of the Common Stock of Bankrupt Firms 1983
The Bilinear Paradigm: A New Approach to Testing Asset Pricing Models 1983
The Systematic Risk of Corporate Bonds 1981
The Seasoning Process of New Corporate Bonds 1978
The Effect of a Rating Change Announcement on Bond Price 1977