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Stephen J. Brown is David S. Loeb Professor of Finance at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University. He graduated from Melbourne High School and Monash University in Australia and studied at the University of Chicago, earning an MBA in 1974 and a Ph.D in 1976. Following successive appointments at Bell Laboratories and Yale, he joined the faculty of New York University in 1986. In 2002 he was appointed Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He has served as President of the Western Finance Association and Secretary/Treasurer of that organization, has served on the Board of Directors of the American Finance Association, and was a founding editor of the Review of Financial Studies.
He is a Managing Editor of The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and has served on the editorial board of The Journal of Finance and other journals. He has published numerous articles and five books on finance and economics related areas. He has served as an expert witness for the US Department of Justice and has testified on his research before a Full Committee Hearing of the U.S. Congress House Financial Services Committee in March 2007. In 2010 he served as a member of the Research Evaluation Committee of the Excellence in Research Australia initiative on behalf of the Commonwealth Government of Australia.
Ron Masulis is the Scientia Professor of Finance and MacQuarie Group Chair of Financial Institutions at the Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales. Ron received his MBA and PhD from the University of Chicago. His research interests include Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Investment Banking, Venture Capital and International Finance. Ron is one of the Pacific Basin's highest ranked financial economists in terms of number of publications and citations across a range of top tier journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Law and Economics and Journal of Accounting and Economics.
Ron has won a number of top research awards, including five Journal of Financial Economics All Star Paper Awards. He has served on the Board of Directors/Executive Committee of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association and the Financial Management Association. He currently serves as an advisory editor of Financial Management, associate editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, and vice president for international services at the Financial Management Association and is past associate editor of all three top finance journals. He is also a research associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and senior academic fellow at the Asia Bureau of Finance and Economic Research.
Cheng-Few Lee is a Distinguished Professor of Finance at Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University and was chairperson of the Department of Finance from 1988-1995. He has also served on the faculty of the University of Illinois (IBE Professor of Finance) and the University of Georgia. He has maintained academic and consulting ties in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and the United States for the past three decades. He has been a consultant to many prominent groups including, the American Insurance Group, the World Bank, the United Nations and The Marmon Group Inc., Wintek Corporation and Polaris Financial Group, etc.
Professor Lee founded the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting (RQFA) in 1990 and the Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies (RPBFMP) in 1998, and serves as managing editor for both journals. He was also a co-editor of the Financial Review (1985-1991) and the Quarterly Review of Economics and Business (1987-1989). In the past 40 years, Professor Lee has written numerous textbooks ranging in subject matter from financial management to corporate finance, security analysis and portfolio management to financial analysis, planning and forecasting, and business statistics. Professor Lee has also published more than 200 articles in more than twenty different journals in finance, accounting, economics, statistics, and management. Professor Lee has been ranked the most published finance professor worldwide during 1953-2008. In May 2013, Professor Lee earned the Siwei Cheng Award in Quantitative Management at the International Academy of Information Technology and Quantitative Management (IAITQM).