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John McConnell

John McConnell

Burton D. Morgan Distinguished Chair of Private Enterprise (Finance)
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Education

Ph.D., Management, Purdue University, 1974
M.B.A., Finance, University of Pittsburgh, 1969
B.A., Economics, Denison University, 1968

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Professor McConnell's primary teaching interests are financial markets, corporate finance, real estate finance, and banking. His current research interests are in the areas of corporate finance, corporate governance, securities markets, and financial derivatives.

He has published more than 100 articles in leading peer-reviewed finance, economics and management journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Finance and others.  His recent publications include: "Prior Client Performance and the Choice of Investment Bank Advisors in Corporate Acquisitions," Review of Financial Studies, 2014, Vol. 27, No. 8, pp. 2474-2503 (with V. Sibilkov); "The Power of the Pen Reconsidered:  The Media, CEO Human Capital, and Corporate Governance," Journal of Banking and Finance, March 2017, Vol. 76, pp. 175-188 (with B. Liu and W. Xu); "When Is Good News Bad and Vice Versa:  The Fortune Rankings of America's Most Admired Companies," Journal of Corporate Finance, April 2017, Vol. 43, pp. 378-396 (with Y. Cheng, B. Liu and A. Rosenblum).

He has been recognized for his scholarly contributions as the Distinguished Scholar of the Eastern Finance Association (2002) and as a Fellow of FMA (2007). He has won numerous teaching awards, including the Salgo-Noren Outstanding Teaching Award (1993, 1995, 2011, 2012 and 2018) and the Most Effective MSM Teacher Award (1992). He has received research support from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Small Business Administration, the Center for the Study of Futures Markets, and the Catalyst Institute.

Professor McConnell has served on the board of directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis (1983-86), Harrington Financial Group, Inc. (1993-2000), and Harrington West Financial Group, Inc. (1999-2009).  He has been a consultant to Goldman, Sachs & Co., Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, Inc., the Federal Home Loan Bank System, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., and numerous law firms, corporations, and government agencies. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; the Journal of Corporate Finance; the Journal of Fixed Income; and the Real Estate Review.

Journal Articles

  • Cheng, Yingmei and Liu, Baixiao and McConnell, John J. and Rosenblum, Aaron (2017). When Is Good News Bad and Vice Versa? The Fortune Rankings of America's Most Admired Companies. Journal of Corporate Finance, | Related Website | Download |
  • Baixiao Liu, John J. McConnell, Wei Xu (2016). The power of the pen reconsidered: The media, CEO human capital, and corporate governance. Journal of Banking and Finance, | Download |
  • McConnell, J., & Buser, S. (2011). The Origins and Evolution of the Market for Mortgage Backed Securities. Annual Review of Financial Economics, vol. 3 173-192. | Download |
  • McConnell, J., Cooper, M., & Ovtchinnikov, A. (2010). What's the Best Way to Trade Using the January Barometer?. Journal of Investment Management, vol. 8 (4), 1-15. | Download |
  • Liu, B., McConnell, J., & Saretto, A. (2010). Why Did Auction Rate Bond Auctions Fail During 2007-2008?. Journal of Fixed Income, vol. 20 (2), 5-18. | Related Website | Download |
  • McConnell, J., & Saretto, A. (2010). Auction Failures and the Market for Auction Rate Securities. Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 97 (3), 451-469. | Download |
  • Dahya, J., Dimitrov, O., & McConnell, J. (2009). Does Board Independence Matter in Companies with a Controlling Shareholder?. Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, vol. 21 (1), 67-78. | Download |
  • Ovtchinnikov, A., & McConnell, J. (2009). Capital Market Imperfections and the Sensitivity of Investment to Stock Prices. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, vol. 44 (3), 551-578. | Related Website | Download |
  • Dahya, J., Dimitrov, O., & McConnell, J. (2008). Dominant Shareholders, Corporate Boards and Corporate Value: A Cross-Country Analysis. Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 87 (1), 73-100. | Download |
  • McConnell, J., & Xu, W. (2008). Equity Returns at the Turn-of-the-Month. Financial Analysts Journal, vol. 64 (2), 49-64. | Download |
  • McConnell, J., Servaes, H., & Lins, K. (2008). Changes in Insider Ownership and Changes in the Market Value of the Firm. Journal of Corporate Finance, vol. 14 (2), 92-106. | Download |
  • Dahya, J., & McConnell, J. (2007). Board Composition, Corporate Performance, and The Cadbury Committee. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, vol. 42 (3), 535-564. | Related Website | Download |
  • Cooper, M., McConnell, J., & Ovtchinnikov, A. (2006). The Other January Effect. Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 82 (2), 315-342. | Download |
  • Faccio, M., Masulis, R., & McConnell, J. (2006). Political Connections and Corporate Bailouts. Journal of Finance, vol. 61 (6), 2597-2635. | Download |
  • Faccio, M., McConnell, J., & Stolin, D. (2006). Returns to Acquirers of Listed and Unlisted Targets. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, vol. 41 (1), 197-220. | Related Website | Download |
  • Dahya, J., & McConnell, J. (2005). Outside Directors and Corporate Board Decisions. Journal of Corporate Finance, vol. 11 37-60. | Download |
  • McConnell, J., & Ovtchinnikov, A. (2004). Predictability of Long-Term Spinoff Returns. Journal of Investment Management, vol. 2 (3), 35-44. | Download |
  • Denis, D. K., & McConnell, J. (2003). International Corporate Governance. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, vol. 38 (1), 1-36. | Related Website | Download |
  • Denis, D. K., McConnell, J., Ovtchinnikov, A., & Yu, Y. (2003). S&P 500 Index Additions and Earnings Expectations. Journal of Finance, vol. 58 (5), 1821-1840. | Download |
  • McConnell, J. (2002). Learning from a Keynote Speaker: Lessons from Merton Miller's PACAP Addresses. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, vol. 10 (4), 359-369. | Download |
  • Dahya, J., McConnell, J., & Travlos, N. (2002). The Cadbury Committee, Corporate Performance, and Top Management Turnover. Journal of Finance, vol. 57 (1), 461-483. | Download |
  • McConnell, J., Ozbilgin, M., & Wahal, S. (2001). Spin-offs, Ex Ante. Journal of Business, vol. 74 (2), 245-280. | Download |
  • Lie, E., Lie, H., & McConnell, J. (2001). Debt-Reducing Exchange Offers. Journal of Corporate Finance, vol. 7 (2), 179-207. | Download |
  • Wahal, S., & McConnell, J. (2000). Do Institutional Investors Exacerbate Managerial Myopia?. Journal of Corporate Finance, vol. 6 (3), 307-329. | Download |
  • Chakravarty, S., & McConnell, J. (1999). Does Insider Trading Really Move Stock Prices?. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, vol. 34 (2), 191-209. | Related Website | Download |
  • Carow, K., Erwin, G., & McConnell, J. (1999). A Survey of U.S. Corporate Financing Innovations: 1970-1997. Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, vol. 12 (1), 55-69. | Download |
  • Lie, E., & McConnell, J. (1998). Earnings Signals in Fixed-Price and Dutch Auction Self-Tender Offers. Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 49 (2), 161-186. | Download |
  • Angbazo, L., McConnell, J., Megbolugbe, I., & Yang, T. (1998). Mortgage Prepayment Float: Pricing and Risk Analysis. Journal of Fixed Income, vol. 7 (4), 83-93. | Download |
  • Khanna, A., & McConnell, J. (1998). MIPS, QUIPS and TOPrS: Old Wine in New Bottles. Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, vol. 11 (1), 39-44. | Download |
  • Allen, J., & McConnell, J. (1998). Equity Carve-outs and Managerial Discretion. Journal of Finance, vol. 53 (1), 163-186. | Download |
  • Erwin, G., & McConnell, J. (1997). To Live or Let Die? An Empirical Analysis of Piecemeal Voluntary Corporate Liquidations. Journal of Corporate Finance, vol. 3 (4), 325-354. | Download |
  • McConnell, J., & Allen, J. (1997). The Management Buyout of White Hen Pantry. Journal of Financial Education, vol. 23 113-119.
  • Chakravarty, S., & McConnell, J. (1997). An Analysis of Prices, Bid/Ask Spreads and Bid and Ask Depths Surrounding Ivan Boesky's Illegal Insider Trading in Carnation's Stock. Financial Management, vol. 26 (2), 18-34. | Download |
  • McConnell, J., & Singh, M. (1996). Implementing an Option-Theoretic CMO Valuation Model with Recent Prepayment Data. Journal of Fixed Income, vol. 5 (4), 45-55. | Download |
  • McConnell, J., Lease, R., & Tashjian, E. (1996). Prepacks as a Mechanism for Resolving Financial Distress: The Evidence. Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, vol. 8 (4), 99-106. | Download |
  • McConnell, J., Dybevik, H., Haushalter, D., & Lie, E. (1996). A Survey of Evidence on Domestic and International Stock Exchange Listings with Implications for Markets and Managers. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, vol. 4 347-376. | Download |
  • McConnell, J., Tashjian, E., & Lease, R. (1996). Prepacks: An Empirical Analysis of Prepackaged Bankruptcies. Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 40 (1), 135-162. | Download |
  • Allen, J., Lummer, S., McConnell, J., & Reed, D. (1995). Can Takeover Losses Explain Spin-off Gains?. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, vol. 30 (4), 465-485. | Related Website | Download |
  • McConnell, J., & Kadlec, G. (1995). Investor Base, Cost of Capital and New Listings on the NYSE. Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, vol. 8 (1), 59-63. | Download |
  • Miller, J., & McConnell, J. (1995). Open-Market Share Repurchase Programs and Bid-Ask Spreads on the NYSE: Implications for Corporate Payout Policy. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, vol. 30 (3), 365-382. | Related Website | Download |
  • Servaes, H., & McConnell, J. (1995). Equity Ownership and the Two Faces of Debt. Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 39 (1), 131-157. | Download |
  • Kadlec, G., & McConnell, J. (1994). The Effect of Market Segmentation and Illiquidity on Asset Prices: Evidence from Exchange Listings. Journal of Finance, vol. 49 (2), 611-636. | Download |
  • McConnell, J., & Singh, M. (1994). Rational Prepayments and the Valuation of Collateralized Mortgage Obligations. Journal of Finance, vol. 49 (3), 891-921. | Download |
  • McConnell, J., & Singh, M. (1993). Valuation and Analysis of Collateralized Mortgage Obligations. Management Science, vol. 39 (6), 692-709. | Download |
  • Clark, R., McConnell, J., & Singh, M. (1992). Seasonalities in NYSE Bid-Ask Spreads and Stock Returns in January. Journal of Finance, vol. 47 (5), 1999-2014. | Download |
  • McConnell, J., & Schwartz, E. (1992). The Origin of LYONs: A Case Study in Financial Innovation. Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, vol. 4 (4), 82-89. | Download |
  • Kini, O., Kracaw, W., & McConnell, J. (1991). Corporate Takeovers and Interest Rates. Journal of Applied Business Research, vol. 7 (3), 62-77.
  • McConnell, J., & Servaes, H. (1991). The Economics of Pre-packaged Bankruptcy. Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, vol. 4 (2), 93-97. | Download |
  • Johnston, E., Kracaw, W., & McConnell, J. (1991). Day-of-The-Week Effects in Financial Futures: An Analysis of GNMA, T-Bond, T-Note and T-Bill Contracts. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, vol. 26 (1), 23-44. | Related Website | Download Download |
  • McConnell, J., & Singh, M. (1991). Prepayments and the Valuation of Adjustable Rate Mortgage-Backed Securities. Journal of Fixed Income, vol. 1 (1), 21-35. | Download |
  • Martin, K., & McConnell, J. (1991). Corporate Performance, Corporate Takeovers and Management Turnover. Journal of Finance, vol. 46 (2), 671-687. | Download |
  • McConnell, J., Lease, R., & Schallheim, J. (1990). Realized Returns and the Default and Prepayment Experience of Financial Leasing Contracts. Financial Management, vol. 19 (2), 11-20. | Download |
  • McConnell, J., & Servaes, H. (1990). Additional Evidence on Equity Ownership and Corporate Value. Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 27 (1), 595-612. | Download |
  • Lummer, S., & McConnell, J. (1989). Further Evidence on the Bank Lending Process and the Capital-Market Response to Bank Loan Agreements. Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 25 (1), 99-122. | Download |
  • McConnell, J., & Johnston, E. (1989). Requiem for a Market: An Analysis of the Rise and Fall of a Financial Futures Contract. Review of Financial Studies, vol. 2 (1), 1-23.

Books

  • McConnell, J., & Denis, D. K. (2005). Governance: An International Perspective. Edward Elgar Publishing,
  • McConnell, J., & Denis, D. J. (2005). Corporate Restructuring. Edward Elgar Publishing,

Book Chapters

  • McConnell, J., McKeon, S., & Xu, W. (2010). Corporate Governance and Ownership Structure. John Wiley & Sons, Inc,
  • McConnell, J., & Denis, D. J. (2008). Dividend Policy. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd,
  • McConnell, J., & Denis, D. K. (2005). Introduction. Edward Elgar Publishing,
  • McConnell, J., & Denis, D. J. (2005). Introduction to Corporate Restructuring. Edward Elgar Publishing,
  • McConnell, J. (1995). Securities Transaction Taxes: What Would Be Their Effects on Investors and Portfolios. Irwin Books,
  • McConnell, J., & Lummer, S. (1992). Bank Credit and Information in Capital Markets. Macmillan Press, Ltd,
  • McConnell, J., & Servaes, H. (1990). What Do We Know About Corporate Performance and Ownership Structure?. Elsevier Science Publishers, vol. II
  • McConnell, J., & Brickley, J. (1990). Dividend Policy. Macmillan Press, Ltd,
  • Lummer, S., & McConnell, J. (1989). Common Stock Valuation Effects of International Joint Ventures. Elsevier Science Publishers,
  • Krannert’s John McConnell recognized by University College Dublin with honorary doctorate

    Krannert Professor John J. McConnell was among seven outstanding leaders across various fields of academia whose career achievements were recognized by University College Dublin (UCD) with honorary doctorates at its recent conferring ceremonies. McConnell, a leading financial economist, is renowned for his stellar leadership in the finance discipline. He is the Burton D. Morgan Distinguished Chair of Private Enterprise (in Finance) at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, where he has spent much of his career and won numerous teaching awards.

    Full story: Krannert’s John McConnell recognized by University College Dublin with honorary doctorate

  • The Pokémon Paradox: Krannert researchers examine costs and benefits of popular game
    When the augmented reality (AR) game Pokémon Go made its debut in 2016, it quickly became the most popular mobile game in U.S. history with more than 20 million active users daily. It’s now at the top of the menu in an industry that generates more than $1 billion in annual revenues. According to a pair of working papers from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, tech companies aren’t the only businesses getting a taste of the profits. But how does that balance with the economic costs of playing the game while driving, which include an increased number of vehicular accidents, injuries and even death?

Contact

mcconnj@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 49-45910
Office: KRAN 475

Quick links

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Area(s) of Expertise

Financial markets, Corporate finance, Commercial banking, Derivative securities, Mortgage valuation