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Rob has been teaching at Wake Forest since 1997. He has published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, among other top journals. Dr. Nash has taught at executive development programs such as the School of Banking and the Savings and Loan School at the University of Georgia. He also has worked as a consultant and auditor for a major national accounting firm.

  • Ph D, University of Georgia (Finance) - 1994
  • MBA, University of South Carolina (Finance) - 1987
  • BS, The Citadel (Business Administration) - 1985

Research Interests

  • Privatization
  • Contracting
  • International Financial Markets

Teaching Interests

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Institutions & Markets

  • Nash, R. C. ,  El Ghoul, S. ,  Guedhami, O. , &  Chen, R. (Forthcoming). State Control and Cash Holdings in Newly-Privatized Firms. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
  • Bryan, S. ,  Nash, R. C. , &  Patel, A. (Forthcoming). Culture Matters (But Whose Culture Matters More?) Evidence From Intra-Firm Changes in CEO. Journal of Financial Management.
  • Nash, R. C. ,  Patel, A. ,  El Ghoul, S. , &  Guedhami, O. (Forthcoming). New Evidence on the Role of Media in Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Nash, R. C. , &  Patel, A. (2019). Instrumental Variables Analysis and the Role of National Culture in Corporate Finance. Financial Management, Summer 2019, 385-416.
  • Nash, R. C. , &  D'Souza, J. (2017). Private Benefits of Public Control: Evidence of Political and Economic Benefits of State Ownership. Journal of Corporate Finance, 46 (October), 232-247.
  • Nash, R. C. , &  , . (2017). Contracting Issues at the Intersection of the Public and Private Sectors: New Data and New Insights. Journal of Corporate Finance, 42 (1), 357-366.
  • Nash, R. C. ,  D'Souza, J.

  • 2018 - Recognized for SSRN "Top 10% Downloads" - All-time , Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN)
  • 2018 - Recognized for SSRN "Top 10% Downloads" - Most recent year, Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN)
  • 2018 - Best Paper Award, India Finance Conference - Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta)
  • 2018 - Best Paper Award, Frontiers of Business Research Conference
  • 2018 - Educator of the Year Award, School of Business (MSM program, formerly MA program)
  • 2017 - Recognized for SSRN "Top 10% Downloads" - All-time , Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN)
  • 2017 - Recognized for SSRN "Top 10% Downloads" - Most recent year, Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN)
  • 2017 - Thomas K. Hearn Jr. Professorship, Wake Forest University
  • 2016 - Papers recognized on "Top Ten Downloads" Lists, Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN)
  • 2015 - Service MVP Award, School of Business
  • 2014 - Educator of the Year Award, School of Business (Winston-Salem Evening MBA program)
  • 2013 - Best Paper Award , India Finance Conference - Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad)
  • 2013 - Orr Fellowship in Finance, Glenn Orr & the Orr Group
  • 2013 - Paper recognized on "Top Ten Downloads" Lists, Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN)
  • 2013 - Educator of the Year Award, School of Business (Winston-Salem Evening MBA program)
  • 2012 - Orr Fellowship in Finance, Glenn Orr & the Orr Group
  • 2012 - Paper recognized on "Top Ten Downloads" Lists, Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN)
  • 2011 - Orr Fellowship in Finance, Glenn Orr & the Orr Group
  • 2011 - Most Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal Publisher & Journal Editor
  • 2010 - Orr Fellowship in Finance, Glenn Orr & the Orr Group
  • 2010 - Paper recognized on "Top Ten Downloads" Lists, Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN)
  • 2009 - Orr Fellowship in Finance, Glenn Orr & the Orr Group
  • 2009 - Two of my papers on "Top Ten Downloads" Lists, Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN)
  • 2009 - Educator of the Year Award, Schools of Business (MA program)
  • 2007 - Educator of the Year Award, Babcock Graduate School
  • 2006 - Cowan Research Award, Babcock Graduate School

  • September 20, 2007 - "Area falls slightly on nest-egg index" , Winston-Salem Journal | more information
  • March 18, 2007 - "Taking top honors", Daily Record
  • May 21, 2006 - "Deal runs counter to pay for performance", Morning Call | more information
  • February 22, 2006 - "Wake Forest awards Medallions of Merit", Triad Business Journall | more information