Gopalan researches issues in theoretical and empirical corporate finance. Specifically he examines questions related to a firm’s choice between public and private ownership, the benefits of a business group structure in emerging economies and about firm-bank relationships and the syndicated loan market.
If you are on Obamacare, you are likely a better tenant or homeowner. Families who get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are significantly more likely to make their rent and mortgage payments than are those who remain uninsured, suggests a new study from the Brown School and Olin Business School.
Pharma giant Bayer has acquired St. Louis-based Monsanto. After months of negotiation, the German company went back to the bargaining table this week, and on Sept. 14 the seed firm’s board approved the $66 billion cash offer. Radhakrishnan Gopalan, associate professor of finance at Olin Business School, said Monsanto needed to accept the deal.
When a publicly traded company meets a pay-for-performance target, it may be lauded by Wall Street investors, however, new research from Washington University in St. Louis shows it can also be cause for concern.