Alexander W. Butler, Ph.D.
Alex Butler is a professor of finance at Rice University. His research is in empirical corporate finance, financial institutions, and financial markets, and focuses on external financing decisions of firms, governments, and individuals. His research has been published in all the top finance journals. He received the Jones School's Award for Scholarship Excellence in 2011 and in 2012. He has a PhD in Finance from Indiana University and a bachelor's degree in Mathematical Economic Analysis from Rice University.
CV (updated February 2015)
Data for state-year corruption convictions in the US, 1976-2013 from a paper on the effects of corruption on municipal financing activity.
A short video (3 minutes) describing my research on the effect of media bias on firm valuation.
Finance group at Rice
Jones School page
Rice University home page
Information for undergrad business minors
Information for prospective doctoral students