Matthew 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
  • Analyst
    Debt Capital Markets
    National City Bank
    2001–2003
  • Matthew D. Cain, Jill E. Fisch, Steven Davidoff Solomon, and Randall S. Thomas, The Shifting Tides of Merger Litigation, 2017, Vanderbilt Law Review, forthcoming.
  • Matthew D. Cain, Stephen B. McKeon, and Steven Davidoff Solomon, Do Takeover Laws Matter? Evidence from Five Decades of Hostile Takeovers, 2017. Journal of Financial Economics, 124, 464-485.
  • Matthew D. Cain and Stephen B. McKeon, 2016, CEO Personal Risk-Taking and Corporate Policies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 51, 139-164.
  • Matthew D. Cain, Jill E. Fisch, Sean J. Griffith, and Steven Davidoff Solomon, 2016, How Corporate Governance is Made: The Case of the Golden Leash, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 164, 649-702.
  • Matthew D. Cain, Antonio J. Macias, and Steven Davidoff Solomon, 2015, Broken Promises: Private Equity Bidding Behavior and the Value of Reputation, Journal of Corporation Law, 40, 565-598.
  • Matthew D. Cain and and Steven Davidoff Solomon, 2015, A Great Game: The Dynamics of State Competition and Litigation, Iowa Law Review, 100, 465-500.
  • Matthew D. Cain and David J. Denis, 2013, Information Production by Investment Banks: Evidence from Fairness Opinions, Journal of Law and Economics, 56, 245-280.
  • Matthew D. Cain and Steven M. Davidoff, 2012, Delaware's Competitive Reach, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 9, 92-128.
  • Matthew D. Cain and Steven M. Davidoff, 2012, Form Over Substance? Management Buy-outs and the Value of Corporate Process, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, 36, 1-54.
  • Matthew D. Cain, David J. Denis, and Diane K. Denis, 2011, Earnouts: A Study of Financial Contracting in Acquisition Agreements, Journal of Accounting and Economics 51, 151-170.
  • Matthew D. Cain, Stephen B. McKeon, and Steven Davidoff Solomon,
    Intermediation in Private Equity: The Role of Placement Agents
Conference Activities
  • Paper presentation, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2015
  • Paper presentation, U.C. Berkeley M&A Roundtable, New York, 2015
  • Paper presentation, American Bar Association, Business Law, Private Equity M&A Subcommittee meeting, 2015
  • Paper presentation, American Finance Association, annual meeting, 2015
  • 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
  • Cornell University, 2016; 2015
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, 2015
  • 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

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