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Mellen Series Research Seminars

The primary function of the Mellen Research Seminar series is to promote and enrich the research environment at the Boler College.

Each semester, researchers from all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, logistics, management, and marketing, present their current research projects to our faculty, students, and invited guests.  The seminars provide a venue that aids both Boler faculty as well as guest speakers from other institutions an opportunity to interact and improve their research projects.  Seminars are a critical resource that help faculty to consistently produce high quality research.

When available, drafts of working papers will be supplied in advance of each seminar.

If you are interested in attending an upcoming event, would like to be notified of all future seminars, or would like to serve as a presenter, please contact:

Dr. William B. Elliott

Mellen Chair in Finance


Katie Cox

Mellen Administrative Assistant


Upcoming Research Presenter

Dr. Mariah Webinger, Associate Professor of Accountancy & Dr. James Martin, Professor of Marketing

John Carroll University
Start Date: April 27, 2018
End Date: April 27, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm, Room BR 34

To register, email or 216-397-4459

Previous Research Presenters

Past Presenter(s)

Date of Presentation

Title of Paper

Dr. He Li
(University of Wisconsin, Whitewater)

April 20th, 2018 "Vertical Integration to Mitigate Internal Capital market Inefficiencies: Theory and Evidence"
Dr. Rajesh Narayanan
(Louisiana State University)
February 23rd, 2018 "Loan Loss Provisions and Deposit Rates"

Dr. Walid Busaba
(University of Western Ontario)

December 5th, 2014

“Do underwriters overprice IPOs to avert potential withdrawal by the issuers?”

Dr. David Farber

The University of Texas at El Paso

April 24th, 2015

“The impact of managerial ability on the relation between corporate social performance and firm performance”

Dr. William B. Elliott
(John Carroll University)

March 11th, 2016

“Do limits to authorized shares matter?: Evidence from stock splits”

Dr. Jayarum Muthuswamy

(Kent State University)

March 18th, 2016

“A bias in the volatility smile”

Dr. Simran Kahai

(John Carroll University)

May 23rd,  2016

“Determinants of corruption, a case study on Myanmar”.

Dr. Alison Dachner &
Dr. Rosanna Miguel

(John Carroll University)

September 9th, 2016

“Risky business: Understanding student intellectual risk-taking in management education”

Dr. Yinglu (Elle) Wu

(John Carroll University)

October 28th, 2016

“Mining online consumer reviews: The evolvement of review content and the implications on product sales”

Dr. Brian Saxton &
Dr. Alison Dachner

(John Carroll University)

November 11th, 2016

“A theory of supply-side mobility constraints: Assessing value creation and value capture from human capital”

Dr. Lindsay Baran
(Kent State University)

February 10th, 2017

“Dual class firm structure and innovation”

Dr. Erik Devos
(The University of Texas at El Paso)

March 24th, 2017

“The negative effects of managerial incentives on operating lease intensity”

Dr. Erin Makarius

(The University of Akron)

April 28th, 2017

“Contrast and assimilation: Outcomes of being a big fish”

Dr. Jason Miller 

(Michigan State University)

October 20th, 2017 "Reconciling Alternative Theories for the Safety of Owner-Operators"