Geoffrey Tate

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, August 2015, vol. 28(8), pp. 2203-2249.  Online Appendix.

Behavioral CEOs: The Role of Managerial Overconfidence (with Ulrike Malmendier).

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Fall 2015, vol. 29(4), pp. 37-60.

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

Journal of Financial Economics, June 2016, vol. 120(3), pp. 514-538.  Online Appendix.

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

Revise and resubmit at Review of Financial Studies.


Investor Experience and Attention: The Effect of Financial Shocks on Individual Trading Decisions (with Paige Ouimet). October 2017.

Friends During Hard Times: Evidence from the Great Depression (with Tania Babina and Diego Garcia). October 2017.

Learning from Coworkers: Peer Effects on Individual Investment Decisions (with Paige Ouimet). October 2017.