David A. Walker

John A. Largay Professor of Finance and Director Emeritus Capital Markets Research Center, School of Business, Georgetown University


Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1968
M.S., Iowa State University, 1964
B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1962

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Before joining the faculty at Georgetown University, Dr. Walker served on the faculties of Northwestern University and the Pennsylvania State University and was a research scientist at George Washington University. He also held professional positions with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Small Business Administration. Dr. Walker has served as an editor for several economics and finance journals and is widely published in scholarly journals, including the Journal of Economics and Finance, Journal of Performance Management, Applied Economics, Economia Internazionale, Applied Financial Economics, and Global Finance Journal. He has been the president, vice president, and a trustee of the Financial Management Association.

Economics and Business Specialties
Industrial organization
Intellectual property
Managerial economics
Mergers and acquisitions
Public choice

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Expert witness, finance, valuation

Industry Experience

Business valuation and damages
Corporate finance
Financial markets and institutions

Selected Publications & Presentations

Emerging Markets’ Deficits, Privatization, and Interest Rates. Economia Internazionale. February 2007.

Performance Persistence in Fixed Income Mutual Funds
(with William G. Droms). Journal of Economics and Finance. Fall 2006.

Impact of Community Bank Mergers on Acquiring Shareholder Returns (with Alan Mayer-Sommer and Sharon Sweeney). Journal of Performance Management, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2006.

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