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Carmen Cotei

Prof CoteiAssociate Professor of Finance
Phone: (860) 768-5744, Room 410



FIN 310
Business Finance

FIN 420
Intermediate Finance

EC 324
Money and Banking

FIN 662
Financial Markets and Institutions

FIN 668
Mergers and Acquisitions

Ph.D., Financial Economics, University of New Orleans
B.S., Finance, Academy of Economic Studies

Research Interests:
Securities Issues, Capital Structure, Small Business Finance

Selected Scholarship Books and Articles:
(* denotes lead articles)

Coleman, S., Cotei, C., and J. Farhat, 2013, A Resource-Based View of New Firm Survival: New Perspectives on the Role of Industry and Exit Route, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Volume 18, Issue 1.

Cotei, C., and J. Farhat, 2013, Does Legal System Affect the Information Content of Earnings Surprises? Evidence from the International Equity Markets, Financial Decisions, Summer Issue. 

Cotei, C., and J. Farhat, 2013, Informational Externalities of Initial Public Offerings: Does Venture Capital Backing Matter?, Journal of Economics and Finance, Volume 37, Issue 1, 80-99.

Cotei, C. , Farhat J. and M. Miranda, 2012, The Information and Wealth Effects of Earnings Surprises in the U.S. Insurance Industry, Journal of Insurance Issues, Volume 35, Issue 2.

Cotei, C. and J. Farhat, 2011, An Application of the Two-Stage Bivariate Probit-Tobit Model to Corporate Financing Decisions, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Volume 37, Issue 3, 363-380

Cotei, C.,  Farhat J. and B. Abugri, 2011,  Testing Trade-off and Pecking Order Theories: Does Legal System Matter?, Managerial Finance, Volume 37, Issue 8, 53-69

Cotei, C. and J. Farhat, 2011, Chapter 5: Worldwide Patterns in Capital Structure, in “Capital Structure & Corporate Financing Decisions: Valuation, Strategy and Risk Analysis” (K. Baker and G. Martin, Eds.), Wiley and Sons, ISBN: 978-0-470-56952-8

Cotei, C., 2010, Informational Externalities of Bank Initial Public Offerings, Journal of Business and Economic Studies, Volume 16, Issue 2, 56-71

Cotei, C., J. Farhat and B. Abugri, 2009, Market Efficiency in Emerging Markets: Does the Legal System Matter?, Global Journal of Finance and Economics, Volume 6, Issue 2, 145-160

*Cotei, C. and J. Farhat, 2009, The Trade-off Theory and the Pecking Order Theory: Are They Mutually Exclusive?, North American Journal of Finance and Banking Research, Volume 3, Issue 3,  1-16

Cotei, C. and J. Farhat, 2008, Testing Capital Structure Theories: Are the Models’ Assumptions Correctly Specified? European Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Sciences 11, 22-30

*Mukherjee, T.K., J. Farhat, and C. Cotei, 2006, Factors Explaining the Results of Job Search by the 2002 FMA Job Applicants-A Survey, Journal of Financial Education, 1-22

Recent Achievements and Honors:
2013, Summer Research Grant, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
2011 "Most Promising Paper" Award, Kauffman Foundation
2011, Barney School Research Grant
2010, Barney School Service Excellence Award
2009, Kauffman Foundation Grant
2008, Barney School Teaching Excellence Award
2008, Barney School Research Grant
2007, Vincent Coffin Grant
2005, Barney School Research Grant

Professional Activities:
American Finance Association, member
Financial Management Association, member
Eastern Finance Association, member

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