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April Knill
Gene Taylor/Bank of America Professor of Finance, Dean's Emerging Scholar and Assistant Director of the BB&T Center

 


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ACADEMIC SPECIALTY:
Multinational and Corporate Finance

DEGREE:

Ph.D., University of Maryland
MBA, University of Maryland
B.S., Salisbury University


AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
International Finance
Law
Politics & Finance
Entrepreneurship
Corporate Finance

 

April Knill started working at Florida State University in 2005 after a year and a half at The World Bank in Washington DC.

April Knill - Vitae (PDF)

 

SELECTED PUBLISHED RESEARCH

Entrepreneurial litigation and venture capital finance (with Bruce Haslem and Douglas Cumming), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming. Download

Do international investors enhance private firm value? (with Douglas Cumming and Kelsey Syvrud) Journal of International Business Studies, 2016, 47, 347-373. Download

Firm size and the impact of securities regulation (with Nela Richardson and Douglas Cumming), Journal of Comparative Economics, 2015, 43(2): 417–442. Download

Determinants of sovereign wealth fund investment in private equity vs public equity (with Nathan Mauck and Sofia Johan), Journal of International Business Studies, 2013, 44(2): 155-172.  Download 

Does foreign portfolio investment reach small listed firms? European Financial Management, 2013, 19(2): 251-303. Recipient of Center of International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and Financial Management Association 2004 Best Dissertation in International Finance Award Download 

Bilateral political relations and the impact of sovereign wealth fund investment (with Bong-Soo Lee and Nathan Mauck), Journal of Corporate Finance, 2012, 18(1): 108-123. Download

Sovereign wealth fund investment and the return-to-risk relationship of their target firms (with Bong-Soo Lee and Nathan Mauck), Journal of Financial Intermediation, 2012, 21(2): 315-340. Download

Disclosure, venture capital and entrepreneurial spawning (with Douglas Cumming), Journal of International Business Studies, 2012, 43(6): 563–590Download

Should venture capitalists put all their eggs in one basket?  Diversification versus pure play strategies in venture capital, Financial Management, 2009, 38(3), 441-486 (LEAD ARTICLE). Download

Selective hedging, information asymmetry and futures prices (with Kristina Minnick and Ali Nejadmalayeri),
Journal of Business, 2006, 79(3), 1475-1502.Abstract

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Dean’s Emerging Scholar Award, 2014
  • Nominated to Editorial Review Board of Journal of International Business Studies
  • Semi-finalist of the 2012 Financial Management Association Best Paper in Corporate Finance
  • COFRs Award, Florida State University: 2006-2008; 2010-2014
  • Center of International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and Financial Management Association 2004 Best Dissertation in International Finance
  • Krowe Teaching Award Nominee/Finalist, 2003/2004
  • World Bank Spot Performance Award for work on SMEs, October 2004
  • University of MD Block Fellowship and University of Maryland Research Fellowship, 1999-2004

 



 



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