University of Southern California

Mark Weinstein
Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics

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

Phone: 
213-740-6499
Education: 
PhD, MBA, SB, University of Chicago; MSIA, Carnegie-Mellon University

Overview

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.

Research

Weinstein, M. I., Klerman, D., Mahoney, P., and Spamann, H. (2011) "Legal Origin and Economic Growth," Journal of Legal Analysis, 11, 1-31.
Weinstein, M. I. (2010) "Larry Fisher: our Sherpa into the mountains of data," Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 35 (2), 127 - 135.
Weinstein, M. I. (2008) "Don't Leave Home Without It: Limited Liability Comes to American Express," Journal of Legal Studies, 38.
Weinstein, M. I., and Shanken, J. (2006) "Economic Forces and the Stock Market Revisited," Journal of Empirical Finance.
Weinstein, M. I. (2005) "Limited Liability in California 1928-1931: It's the Lawyers," American Law and Economics Review, 7 (2), 439-483.
Weinstein, M. I. (2004) "Movie Contracts: Is "Net" "Gross"?," Routlege.
Weinstein, M. I. (2003) "Share Price Changes and the Arrival of Limited Liability in California," Journal of Legal Studies.
Weinstein, M. I., and Mahoney, P. (1999) "The Appraisal Remedy and Merger Premiums," American Law and Economics Review.
Weinstein, M. I. (1998) "Profit Sharing Contracts in Hollywood: Evolution and Analysis," Journal of Legal Studies.
Weinstein, M. I. (1996) "The Empirical Evidence on Zombie Airlines," The Impact of Bankruptcy on Free Market Competition.
Weinstein, M. I., "The Accessibility of International Financial Markets," in Agmon, , and Drobnick, , eds., Small Firms in Global Competition, Oxford University Press, New York, NY 1994.
Weinstein, M. I., Jagadeesh, N., and Welch, I. (1993) "An Empirical Investigation of IPO Underpricing and Subsequent Equity Offerings," Journal of Financial Economics.
Weinstein, M. I., and Chan, Y. (1993) "Bid-Ask Spread, and Market Structure," Financial Analysts Journal.
Weinstein, M. I. (1987) "A Curmudgeon's View of Junk Bonds," Journal of Portfolio Management.
Weinstein, M. I., Kalaba, R., Langetieg, T., and Zubi, N. (1987) "The Estimation of Models Arising in the Pricing of Differential Contingent Claims," Advances in Futures and Options Research.
Weinstein, M. I., Amihud, Y., and Dodd, P. (1986) "Conglomerate Mergers, Managerial Motives and Stockholder Wealth," Journal of Banking and Finance.
Weinstein, M. I., and Brown, S. (1985) "The Use of Derived Factors in Event Studies," Journal of Financial Economics.
Weinstein, M. I., Campbell, T., and Dietrich, J. (1985) "Some Evidence on Bank Holding Company Regulation: The Question of Expansion into the Insurance Business," Bank Structure and Competition: Conference Proceedings.
Weinstein, M. I. (1985) "The Equity Component of Corporate Bonds," Journal of Portfolio Management.
Weinstein, M. I., Kalaba, R., Langetieg, T., and Rasakhoo, N. (1984) "Estimation of Implicit Bankruptcy Costs," Journal of Finance.
Weinstein, M. I., and Clark, T. (1983) "The Behavior of the Common Stock of Bankrupt Firms," Journal of Finance.
Weinstein, M. I., and Brown, S. (1983) "The Bilinear Paradigm: A New Approach to Testing Asset Pricing Models," Journal of Finance.
Weinstein, M. I. (1983) "Bond Systematic Risk and the Option Pricing Model," Journal of Finance.
Weinstein, M. I., "Financial Management," in Wingate, , Bunker, , Markello, , and Shimpfhauser, , eds., Management for Physicians, Medical Examination Publishing Co., Garden City, New Jersey 1983.
Weinstein, M. I. (1981) "The Systematic Risk of Corporate Bonds," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
Weinstein, M. I. (1978) "The Seasoning Process of New Corporate Bonds," Journal of Finance.
Weinstein, M. I. (1977) "The Effect of a Rating Change Announcement on Bond Price," Journal of Financial Economics.
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