Jarrad Harford

Professor of Finance at Foster School of Business


  • Foster School of Business




Foster School of Business


  • PhD University of Rochester (1998)
  • MS University of Rochester (1996)
  • BS Pennsylvania State University (1993)

Academic Expertise

  • business valuation
  • corporate finance
  • corporate governance
  • dividend and payout policy / stock splits
  • mergers and acquisitions

  • private equity

Current Research

  • "Mergers that Matter: The Value Impact of Economic Links",
  • "International Trade and the Propagation of Merger Waves",
  • "Analyst Effort Allocation and Firm Information Environments",
  • "Corporate Financial Policies in Misvalued Credit Markets"

Positions Held

  • At the University of Washington since 2001
  • Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Oregon, 1997–2001

Honors and Awards

  • Undergraduate Professor of the Year in Finance, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2016 & 2017
  • Interfraternity / Panhellenic Council Teaching Excellence Award, 2011, & 2013
  • William A. and Helen I. Fowler Endowment for Special Achievement in Finance, 2009, & 2013
  • Dean''s Faculty Research Award, 2008
  • ISMBA Excellence in Teaching Award, 2006
  • Wells Fargo Faculty Award for Undergraduate Teaching, 2005
  • Dean''s Junior Faculty Research Award, 2004

Courses Taught

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