Tim Loughran

C.R. Smith Professor of Finance



245 Mendoza College of Business
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5646


(574) 631-8432

Tim Loughran joined the Notre Dame faculty in the fall of 1999. His academic research has concentrated mostly on equity investing/textual analysis, and his work has been published widely in the top journals of the field, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Accounting Research, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Research areas explored by Loughran include the long-run performance of new issues, payment form in corporate acquisitions, value versus growth investment strategies, and the use of textual analysis to gauge the tone of financial documents. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Economist, and Business Week. Loughran taught previously at the University of Iowa. He received a bachelor of arts degree and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MBA degree from Indiana University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At Notre Dame, Loughran received a Kaneb Teaching Award in 2004 and was named the Mendoza College of Business’s Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the year in 2005. In 2006 he won the Outstanding Teacher Award for the Executive MBA Chicago Program, he received a Joyce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2008, and he won the MSF Outstanding Faculty in 2017.


Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.B.A., Indiana University
B.S., Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
B.A., History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Courses Taught

Applied Equity Valuation

Equity Valuation
Security Analysis
Strategic Financial Issues
Applied Securities Management
Management of Financial Institutions

University of Notre Dame Teaching Awards

Kaneb Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2004
BP Outstanding Professor, 2004-2005
Outstanding Teacher Award, Executive MBA Chicago, 2006
Joyce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2008

MSF Outstanding Faculty, 2017

Professional Activities

Associate Editor, Financial Analysts Journal, 2016-present
Associate Editor, Journal of Banking and Finance, 2006-2008
Associate Editor, Journal of Behavioral Finance, 2000-present
Associate Editor, Journal of Corporate Finance, 2002-2017
Associate Editor, Journal of Financial Economics, 2006-2019
Associate Editor, Journal of Financial Research, 1996-1999, 2006-2017
Associate Editor, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 2000-present
Associate Editor, The Open Ethics Journal, 2008-2013
Associate Editor, International Journal of Portfolio Analysis and Management, 2011-2013

Resume (January 2020)


Working Papers

Selected Publications

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