Finance Professor’s Research on Corporate Board Representation Picked up by New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle

Oct. 9, 2019

In the Headlines
Faculty Research

Research conducted by Kathleen Kahle, Thomas C. Moses Professor of Finance in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, was cited in an October 8 San Francisco Chronicle article (as well as October 14 in HR Dive, October 18 in The Business Journals, October 24 in The Sacramento Bee and Arizona Public Media, October 31 in HR Dive, November 8 in The Wall Street Journal, November 11 in The National Law Review and California Corporate & Securities Law, November 18 in Axios and December 16 in CALMatters) concerning female representation on corporate boards. More recently, Kahle's research has been cited in The New York Times (December 17), Inc. (December 19) USA Today (December 30) and the Wall Street Journal (March 6). 

The article discusses the increase of female directors in corporate offices as well as the continued need for women in corporate board roles, citing statistics from Kahle’s recent study in support. Her research goes in-depth into the question of whether having board gender allocation in place affects a firm’s value and dynamic. Kahle’s paper, co-authored with Daniel Green and Vincent Intintoli of Clemson University, was originally accepted for publication in the Journal of Corporate Finance, a peer-reviewed journal, before being referenced by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Kahle joined the Eller of College of Management as an associate professor in 2003 and was named Thomas C. Moses Professor of Finance in 2014. She has authored several leading publications and working papers on corporate finance, capital structure, securities issues, repurchases and insider training. Kahle earned her PhD in finance from the Ohio State University in 1996.