Rohan G Williamson


Bolton Sullivan/Thomas A. Dean Chair in International Business
Professor of Finance


MSB Faculty
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Rohan Williamson is a Professor of Finance and the Bolton Sullivan and Thomas A. Dean Chair of International Business at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. Williamson specializes in international finance, corporate governance, corporate investment decisions, and risk management. He is currently conducting research in the areas of corporate investment decisions, risk management, bank risk-taking, corporate liquidity and corporate governance. Professor Williamson’s research has appeared in many finance journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. He has also written several book chapters and presented his work at many conferences and seminars and his works have appeared in other non-academic publications such as the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and the National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series. Professor Williamson was the recipient of the 1999 Michael Jensen Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics in the areas of Corporate Finance and Organizations and the 2003 William Sharpe Best Paper Award in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He received the Georgetown University Junior Faculty Research Fellowship in 1999, the McDonough School of Business Research Award in 2003, and a Dean’s Research Fellow since 2003. He serves on the Board of Directors of TIAA-CREF Trust Company, FSB. He has received the Ohio State University Pace Setters Award and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society.


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  • Ph.D. (1997) Ohio State University, Finance
  • M.A. (1995) The Ohio State University, Finance
  • BME () University of Dayton, Mechanical Engineering
  • M.B.A. () Atlanta University, Finance