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Franklin Allen

Franklin Allen is the Nippon Life Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was formerly codirector of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, vice dean and director of Wharton Doctoral Programs, as well as executive editor of the Review of Financial Studies, one of the nation’s leading academic finance journals. Allen is a past president of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the Society for Financial Studies, and the Financial Intermediation Research Society. His main areas of interest are corporate finance, asset pricing, financial innovation, comparative financial systems, and financial crises. He is a coauthor, with Richard Brealey and Stewart Myers, of the eighth and ninth editions of the textbook Principles of Corporate Finance. Allen received his doctorate from Oxford University.

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