Geoffrey Tate

Associate Professor of Finance

Kenan-Flagler Business School,

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Mailing Address

Kenan-Flagler Business School

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

CB 3490

McColl Building

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490

Office: 4110

Tel: (919) 962-7182

Email: Geoffrey_Tate (at)


CEO Overconfidence and Corporate Investment (with Ulrike Malmendier). 

Journal of Finance, December 2005, vol. 60(6), pp. 2661-2700.

Does Overconfidence Affect Corporate Investment? CEO Overconfidence Measures Revisited (with Ulrike Malmendier).

European Financial Management, November 2005, vol. 11(5), pp. 649-659.

Financial Expertise of Directors (with A. Burak Guner and Ulrike Malmendier). 

Journal of Financial Economics, May 2008, vol. 88(2), pp. 323-354.

Who Makes Acquisitions?  CEO Overconfidence and the Market's Reaction (with Ulrike Malmendier). 

Journal of Financial Economics, July 2008, vol. 89(1), pp. 20-43.

Superstar CEOs (with Ulrike Malmendier). 

Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2009, vol. 124(4), pp. 1593-1638.  Online Appendix.

Overconfidence and Early-life Experiences: The Effect of Managerial Traits on Corporate Financial Policies (with Ulrike Malmendier and Jon Yan). 

Journal of Finance, October 2011, vol. 66(5), pp. 1687-1733.  Online Appendix.

External Networking and Internal Firm Governance (with Cesare Fracassi). 

Journal of Finance, February 2012, vol. 67(1), pp. 153-194.  Online Appendix.

Female Leadership and Gender Equity: Evidence from Plant Closure (with Liu Yang). 

Journal of Financial Economics, July 2015, vol. 117(1), pp. 77-97.  Online Appendix.

The Bright Side of Corporate Diversification: Evidence from Internal Labor Markets (with Liu Yang).

Review of Financial Studies, forthcoming.  Online Appendix.

Does Rating Analyst Subjectivity Affect Corporate Debt Pricing? (with Cesare Fracassi and Stefan Petry).

Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming.  Online Appendix.

The Human Factor in Acquisitions: Cross-industry Labor Mobility and Corporate Diversification (with Liu Yang). February 2015.