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Gwendolyn Webb

Professor of Finance

Professor of Finance


AB Wheaton College Economics 1969
MA University of Pennsylvania Economics 1971
MBA New York University Finance 1975
PhD New York University Finance 1988

Areas of Expertise:

Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Unbiased Measures of Market Return; Market Measures of Trading Volume and Volatility, Especially During and Around Systemic Shocks

Selected Publications:

"Removing Biases in Computed Returns:  An Analysis of Bias in Equally-Weighted Return Indexes of REITs" with Larry Fisher and Daniel Weaver.  International Real Estate Review, 2012, 15(1), 43-71.

"Removing Biases in Computed Returns" with Larry Fisher and Daniel Weaver. The Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 2010, 35(2), 137-161.

"The Performance of Stocks that Are Reverse Split" with Terrence Martell. The Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. April 2008, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 253-279.

"Evidence and Implications of Increases in Trading Volume Around Exchange Listings" (with Kishore Tandon). Financial Review, 37: 21-44, 2001.

"Evidence of Managerial Timing: The Case of Exchange Listings." Journal of Financial Research, 22 (3): 247-63, Fall 1999.

"Options, Short Sales and Market Completeness" (with S. Figlewski). Journal of Finance, 48 (2): 761-77, June l993.

Academic Activities:

Academic Director, Executive MS in Finance Program, 2013-present

Conference Presentations

  • Eastern Finance Association Annual Meeting, 2010, 2011, 2013
  • Southwestern Finance Association, 2013
  • Southern Finance Association Annual Meetings, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Midwest Finance Association Annual Meetings, 1997, 1998, 2006, 2009
  • Asian Real Estate Society Annual Meetings, 2007, 2008
  • Financial Management Association Annual Meetings, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1998
  • The Multinational Finance Association Meeting, 1996
  • The Western Finance Association Annual Meeting, 1990

Professional Activities:

Referee, Financial Review, Journal of Derivatives, National Science Foundation, Journal of Financial Research, International Review of Financial Analysis, Multinational Finance Journal, Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics.

Awards, Honors, etc.:

Zicklin School of Business Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009.

Zicklin Fellow on Economics and Finance, 1998-99.

Dissertation Fellowship, New York University.

Elected to Beta Gamma Sigma.

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