Carmen Cotei
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Carmen Cotei

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

Research Interests:
Capital Structures, IPOs, Small Business Finance

Courses: Course Title
FIN 310 Business Finance
FIN 420 Intermediate Finance
EC 324 Money and Banking
IB 310/IB 610 International Business - London
FIN 662 Financial Markets and Institutions
FIN 668 Mergers and Acquisitions

Associate Professor of Finance
Phone: (860) 768-5744, Room 412J
cotei@hartford.edu

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

Cotei, C. and J. Farhat, 2017, The M&A exit outcomes of new, young firms, Small Business Economics, forthcoming

Cotei, C. and J. Farhat, 2017, The leasing decisions of startup firms, Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, forthcoming

Cotei, C. and J. Farhat, 2017, The Evolution of Financing Structure in U.S. Startups, Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, Volume 19, Issue 1.

Coleman, S., Cotei, C., and J. Farhat, 2016, The Debt-Equity Financing Decisions of U.S. Startup Firms, Journal of Economics and Finance, Volume 40, Issue 1, 105-126

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. This article was summarized in Inc. Magazine (October 2014 issue) under the title “The new startup math”

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

Recent Achievements and Honors:

2017-2020 Ansley Chair in Finance

2015 Barney School Excellence in Teaching Award

2011 "Most Promising Paper" Award, Kauffman Foundation

2010 Barney School Excellence in Service Award

2008 Barney School Excellence in Teaching Award

 Research Grants

2017 Barney School of Business Research Grant

2016 Barney School of Business Research Grant

2015 Barney School of Business Research Grant

2014 Barney School of Business Research Grant

2013 Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Research Grant

2011 Barney School of Business Research Grant

2008 Barney School of Business Research Grant

2007 Vincent Coffin Research Grant

2005 Barney School of Business Research Grant 

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