Graziadio School of Business and Management


Graziadio School of Business and Management
Assistant Professor of Finance

Dr. Richard Walton is an assistant professor of finance at the Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University. He earned a PhD in Finance from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, an MBA from London Business School and a BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from Oxford University.

His research interests are primarily in the realm of empirical corporate finance with a focus on corporate governance, corporate takeovers and behavioral finance. Dr. Walton has over fifteen years of professional experience in Hong Kong, the UK and Germany covering a diverse range of finance functions including venture capital, investment banking, marketing finance and financial control.

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