Matthew D. Cain
Financial Economist
Office of Litigation Economics

Education Summary

  • Ph.D. Finance, Purdue University, 2007
  • B.S. Finance, Grove City College, 2001

Fields of Interest

  • Mergers, acquisitions and restructuring
  • Investment banking and venture capital
  • Financial forecasting and simulation
  • Economic and litigation consulting
Financial Economist
Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
2014–present
Assistant Professor of Finance
Mendoza College of Business
University of Notre Dame
2008–2014
Visiting Faculty
Krannert School of Management
Purdue University
2007–2008
  • Matthew D. Cain and Stephen B. McKeon, CEO Personal Risk-Taking and Corporate Policies, 2014, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming.
  • Matthew D. Cain and Steven M. Davidoff, A Great Game: The Dynamics of State Competition and Litigation, 2014, Iowa Law Review, forthcoming.
  • Matthew D. Cain and David J. Denis, Information Production by Investment Banks: Evidence from Fairness Opinions, 2013, Journal of Law and Economics 56, 245-280.
  • Matthew D. Cain and Steven M. Davidoff, Delaware's Competitive Reach, 2012, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 9, 92-128.
  • Matthew D. Cain and Steven M. Davidoff, Form Over Substance? Management Buy-outs and the Value of Corporate Process, 2011, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law 36, 1-54.
  • Matthew D. Cain, David J. Denis, and Diane K. Denis, Earnouts: A Study of Financial Contracting in Acquisition Agreements, 2011, Journal of Accounting and Economics 51, 151-170.
  • Matthew D. Cain, Steven M. Davidoff, and Stephen B. McKeon, Do Takeover Laws Matter? Evidence from 45 Years of Hostile Takeovers.
  • Matthew D. Cain, Steven M. Davidoff, and Stephen B. McKeon, Private Equity Fundraising and the Use of Placement Agents: Information Production or Influence Peddling?
  • Matthew D. Cain, Steven M. Davidoff, and Antonio J. Macias, Broken Promises: Private Equity Bidding Behavior and the Value of Reputation.

Conference Activities

Paper presentation, Argentum Centre for Private Equity Symposium, 2014
Paper presentation (by co-author), 6th Annual Florida State University SunTrust Beach Conference, 2014
Paper presentation, American Law and Economics Association, annual meeting, University of Chicago, 2014
Paper presentation (by co-author), Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2013
Paper presentation, American Law and Economics Association, annual meeting, Stanford Law School, 2012
Paper presentation, George Washington University Law School, 2012
Paper presentation, American Finance Association, annual meeting, 2012
Paper presentation, Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Yale Law School, 2010
Paper presentation, Argentum Conference and Symposium on "Private Equity: The Road Ahead", 2010
Paper presentation, All Indiana Conference, 2013; 2010; 2009
Paper presentation, Purdue Alumni Conference, 2010
Paper presentation, American Finance Association, annual meeting, 2008
Paper presentation, Financial Management Association, annual meeting, 2007
Paper presentation, Western Finance Association, annual meeting, 2006

University Presentations

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 2014
The Brattle Group, 2013
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 2013
Ohio State, 2011
Ohio University, 2011
Indiana University, 2008
Penn State, 2008
University of Arizona, 2008
University of Colorado, 2008
University of Florida, 2008
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
University of Notre Dame, 2008
University of Oregon, 2008
University of Pittsburgh, 2008
Virginia Tech, 2008
University of Georgia, 2007
University of Kentucky, 2007