When Sam Childs, Maria Francque, Gabe Harris and Hunter Mathas signed up for Mara Force’s course on hedge funds in the fall of 2020, GameStop wasn’t high on their radar. In fact, it wasn’t anywhere on their radar.
For Freeman alumni Steve Jarmel (BSM ’93) and John Findlay (BSM ’07), the decision to strike out on their own in private equity presented an opportunity to not only generate superior returns but also to build a company where culture matters.
In a forthcoming paper, Assistant Professor of Finance Amanda Heitz finds that politically connected firms experience fewer enforcement actions and receive smaller regulatory fines than similar unconnected firms.
Venkat Subramaniam's paper “Labor Unions and Product Quality Failures," co-authored with Omesh Kini of Georgia State University, Jaideep Shenoy of University of Connecticut and Mo Shen of Auburn University, has been accepted for publication in Management Science.