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Brandon Julio

Academic Director, Oregon Executive MBA | Associate Professor of Finance | Alumni Investment Management Research Scholar

Affiliations: Finance, Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis, Master of Science in Finance, Oregon MBA, Oregon Executive MBA
Phone: 541-346-4449
Office: Lillis 373



Brandon Julio joined the faculty at the Lundquist College of Business in 2014. Prior to joining the University of Oregon, he was a faculty member at the London Business School. Julio's research focuses on corporate investment, capital structure, payout policy, and international finance. His recent work has focused on how political uncertainty affects the way firms make investment and hiring decisions. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Degree History:
  • PhD, Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MS, Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MS, Statistics, University of South Carolina
  • BA, Economics, Brigham Young University
Previous Positions:
  • Assistant Professor of Finance, London Business School, 2007–2014
Honors and Awards:
  • Undergraduate Teaching Award, Business Advisory Council, 2016
  • James. E. Reinmuth Teaching Excellence Award, Outstanding MBA Elective Instructor, 2015–2016, 2016–2017, 2017–2018
  • Best Paper Award, Lisbon Meeting on Institutions and Political Economy, 2013
  • Best Paper Award, Chinese Finance Association Annual Symposium, 2012
  • Leonard J. and Sharon L. Santow Award for Teaching Excellence, 2007
  • Paul M. Van Arsdell Sr. Award in Finance, 2007

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Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate investment
  • International finance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Payout policy
  • Politics and finance
  • Capital structure

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Current Projects

  • "The Bright Side of Political Uncertainty: The Case of R&D," with Julian Atanassov and Tiecheng Leng
  • "Corporate Deleveraging and Investment: Evidence from a Natural Experiment"
  • "Political Turnover, Ownership, and Corporate Investment," with Jerry Cao, Tiecheng Leng, and Sili Zhou
  • "Firm Size and Corporate Investment," with Vito Gala
  • "The Distribution of Firm Size and Aggregate Investment," with Vito Gala
  • "Earnings Management and Investment Efficiency," with Youngsuk Yook

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Journal Articles:

Celil, Hursit S., Brandon Julio, and Srinivasan Selvam. "Investment Sensitivity to Lender Default." Journal of Corporate Finance, forthcoming.

October 2022

Arena, Matteo P., and Brandon Julio. "Litigation Risk Management through Corporate Payout Policy." Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming.

May 2021

Bhagwat, Vineet, Jonathan Brogaard, and Brandon Julio. "A BIT Goes a Long Way: Bilateral Investment Treaties and Cross-border Mergers." Journal of Financial Economics 140, no. 2: 514-538.

May 2020

Julio, Brandon, and Youngsuk Yook. "Policy Uncertainty, Irreversibility, and Cross-Border Flows of Capital." Journal of International Economics 103: 13-26.

November 2016

Arena, Matteo, and Brandon Julio. "The Effects of Securities Litigation on Corporate Liquidity and Investment Policy." Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 50, no. 1-2: 251-275.

April 2015

Julio, Brandon, and Youngsuk Yook. "Political Uncertainty and Corporate Investment Cycles." Journal of Finance 67, no. 1: 45-83.

February 2012

Erel, Isil, Brandon Julio, Woojin Kim, and Michael S. Weisbach. "Macroeconomic Conditions and Capital Raising." Review of Financial Studies 25, no. 2: 341-376.

February 2012

Julio, Brandon, and David L. Ikenberry. "Reappearing Dividends." Journal of Applied Corporate Finance 16, no. 4: 89-100.

October 2004
Other Articles:

Julio, Brandon, Erik Gettleman, and Elizabeth Risik. "Option Market Overreaction to Stock Price Changes." Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives 1, no. 2: 112-129.

December 2012

In the News

Kevin Holmquist, MBA '20, used his time at the Oregon Executive MBA to move from a career he liked into one he loves.
A study by associate professor Brandon Julio and coauthors found that bilateral investment treaties double chances of cross-border mergers.

In preparation for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year, the Lundquist College of Business is proud to announce its upcoming faculty promotions and named appointments.

Congratulations to our faculty and staff who received honors at the end of the year.

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Twelve Lundquist College faculty and staff members were the recipients of awards for their hard work over the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Lundquist College of Business is pleased to share recent tenure and promotion decisions for our faculty members.