Kimberly J. Cornaggia is an Associate Professor of Finance in the Kogod School of Business at American University. Professor Cornaggia�s research interests include financial distress, capital structure, credit ratings, and municipal finance.She has published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Review of Financial Studies. Dr. Cornaggia earned her PhD in finance from the Krannert Graduate School at Purdue University, and has since enjoyed academic appointments at the Pennsylvania State University, the College of William and Mary, New York University, and Indiana University.Dr. Cornaggia has taught a wide array of courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels including corporation finance, corporate restructuring, equity valuation, multinational finance, and capital markets. Non-academic experience includes analyzing asset-backed securities markets and the credit ratings industry for the Office of Economic Analysis at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, first in 2003-04 and later in 2007-08. Since then, she provides the SEC with periodic lectures on credit ratings in Washington and abroad.
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