H. Kent Baker, PhD, CFA, CMA, is University Professor of Finance and Kogod Research Professor at the Kogod School of Business at American University, Washington, D.C. He has published extensively in leading academic and professional finance journals including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, Financial Analysts Journal, and Journal of Portfolio Management. He has also published more than a dozen books including several corporate finance textbooks. Recognized as one of the most prolific authors in finance during the past 50 years, Professor Baker has consulting and training experience with more than 100 organizations.
Halil Kiymaz is Bank of America Chair and Professor of Finance at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and has served as a grader for the CFA Institute. Professor Kiymaz maintains an extensive research agenda focusing on everything from international M&As to the financial management of multinationals, and has published more than 50 articles in scholarly and practitioner journals. He is the recipient of several research awards, including the McGraw-Hill Irwin Best Paper Award and Outstanding Research Award at the Global Conference on Business and Finance.