David C. Cicero
Assistant Professor and
Research Fellow, Corporate Governance Center
433 Stokely Management Center
Department of Finance
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
David C. Cicero joined the UT finance faculty from the University of Delaware, where he taught courses on financial institutions and financial markets. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1998, and his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Georgia in 2008. Dr. Cicero's research focuses on firm performance and corporate governance. He was formerly a corporate attorney in Atlanta and in Birmingham, Alabama, and worked as a business associate at the Office of Economic Analysis at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. He teaches the undergraduate and MBA financial institutions courses at The University of Tennessee.
"The Manipulation of Executive Stock Option Exercise Strategies: Information Timing and Backdating," Journal of Finance 64, No. 6, December 2009. ssrn link
"CEO Compensation Contagion: Evidence from an Exogenous Shock" (with Fred Bereskin), Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming. ssrn link
"Unethical Executives and Corporate Misbehavior" (with Lee Biggerstaff and Andy Puckett), “revise and resubmit” from the Journal of Financial Economics.
"Equity Analysts Affiliated with Corporate Lenders" (with Johan Sulaeman and Swaminathan Kalpathy), “revise and resubmit” from Financial Management. ssrn link
"Do Firms Adjust to a Target Board Structure?" (with Jide Wintoki and Tina Yang), “revise and resubmit” from the Journal of Corporate Finance. ssrn link
“Insider Trading Patterns” (with Jide Wintoki) ssrn link
“Do Corporate Insiders Trade Profitably on Public Information? Evidence from Concentrated Supply Chains” (with Dallin Alldredge) ssrn link