George David Haushalter

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Associate Professor of Finance, Calderwood Faculty Fellow, Academic Director

Office Address 339 Business Building
Phone Number 814-863-7969
Email Address gdh12@psu.edu

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David Haushalter joined Smeal in 2004. Prior to joining Smeal he was an educational and corporate research associate with Susquehanna International Group and an assistant professor of finance at the University of Oregon. He has also taught at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. David was an equity options trader before pursuing his Ph.D. at Purdue University.

Expertise

Professor Haushalter's current research focuses on the financing and investment decisions of small companies around credit and cash flow shocks.

Education

Ph D, Finance, Purdue University, 1996

Courses Taught

B A 574 – Business Research (variable)
A project paper, comparable in quality and scope of work to a graduate thesis, on problems of a company.

FIN 405 – Advanced Financial Management (3)
An examination of the development and application of decision rules for major long-term financial and investment problems of the firm.

FIN 414 – Financial Trading and Applications (3)
This course focuses on financial modeling and analysis of trading strategies. Bloomberg, Reuters, spreadsheets and trading simulations are used extensively.

FIN 494H – Finance Senior Honors Thesis (variable)
Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.

FIN 496 – Independent Studies (variable)
Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

FIN 497A – Trading Room Intern (3)
This course focuses financial modeling and analysis of trading strategies. Bloomberg, Reuters, Excel, and trading simulations are used extensively.

FIN 497D – Trading Room Intern (3)
Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.

FIN 531 – Financial Management (3)
An intensive examination of techniques available to aid the financial manager in decision making.

FIN 571 – Strategic Financial Management (2)
Comprehensive course in corporate finance and the strategic implications of various financial decisions.

FIN 596 – Individual Studies (Variable)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

FIN 597B – Corporate Finance 1
PhD seminar in corporate finance

FIN 597D – Trading Room Intern (3)
Special topics course.

FIN 601 – PH.D. DISSERTATION FULL-TIME
NO DESCRIPTION.

Selected Publications

Haushalter G. D., Chaplinsky S., "Venture Investments in Public Equities - Book Chapter." (Oxford Handbook of Venture Captial), 2012.
Haushalter G. D., Lowry M. B., "When do banks listen to their analysts? Evidence from mergers and acquisitions." Review of Financial Studies, vol. 24, no. 2, 2011.
Haushalter G. D., Chaplinsky S., "Financing under extreme risk: Contract terms and returns to private investments in public equity." Review of Financial Studies, vol. 23, 2010, pp. 2789-2820.
Haushalter G. D., Atanasov V., Boone A., "Is there shareholder expropriation in the United States? An analysis of publicly traded subsidiaries." Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, vol. 45, no. 1, 2010, pp. 1-26.
Haushalter G. D., Klasa S., Maxwell W., "The influence of product market dynamics on firm's cash holdings and hdeging behavior." Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 84, no. 3, 2007.
Haushalter G. D., Brown G., Crabb P., "Are firms successful at selective hedging." Journal of Business, vol. 79, 2006.