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Joseph Halford

Assistant Professor of Finance


Dr. Halford is an assistant professor of finance at the University of Nevada, Reno. Prior to obtaining his PhD from the University of Utah he worked in investment banking, primarily in the area of mergers and acquisitions. He also has experience working in venture capital. Dr. Halford has published in multiple academic journals such as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the Journal of Corporate Finance. His research has also been presented at major academic conferences and cited in the popular press including The New York Times, Bloomberg, and CNBC.

Research Interests

Empirical Corporate Finance

Selected Publications

  • Chen, Y.W., Halford, J.T., Hsu, H.S., Lin, C.B. (2019). Personal bankruptcy laws and corporate policies. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (forthcoming).
  • Alderson, M.J., Halford, J.T., Sibilkov, V. (2019). An examination of the wealth effects of share repurchases on bondholders. Journal of Corporate Finance (forthcoming).
  • Halford, J.T., Li, C. (2019). Political connections and debt restructurings. Journal of Corporate Finance (forthcoming).
  • Alderson, M.J., Betker, B.L., Halford, J.T. (2017). Are managers paid for better levels of pension funding? Journal of Corporate Finance 46, 25-33
  • Cho C., Halford, J.T., Hsu, H.S., Ng, L. (2016). Do managers matter for corporate innovation? Journal of Corporate Finance 36, 206-229.

Courses Taught

  • Financial Management (Undergraduate)
  • Financial Management (MBA)
  • Empirical Methods in Corporate Finance (PhD)


  • Ph.D., Business Administration - Finance, University of Utah, 2013
  • B.S., Finance, University of Utah, 2005