G. Austin Starkweather

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G. Austin Starkweather

4326 Rowalt Dr. #202, College Park, MD 20740 | [email protected] | 740.294.0365

EDUCATION

University of Maryland – Smith School of Business College Park, MD

Ph.D in Finance

, Expected 2015

PhD Level Coursework:

Math Preparation:

Research Interest:

Finance theory, Asset Pricing, Econometrics (I, II, III, IV), Microeconomics (I and II)

Spent the ’09-’10 school year at UMD completing non-PhD math preparatory coursework

Full Graduate Assistantship:

Aug. 2010 – Present

Awarded upon formal entry to PhD program in 2010

Corporate Finance:

Debt structure, informal markets, econometrics

International Developmental Finance:

Central financial decisions, international corporate finance

Princeton University Princeton, NJ

Bachelor in Economics (Minor: East Asian Studies)

John Glover Wilson Memorial Award:

Minor:

East Asian Studies

Extracurricular:

Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Princetonian

Sept. 2000 – June 2004

For best senior thesis on international economics or politics.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

University of Maryland College Park, MD

Research Assistant

June 2009 – Present

Have assisted Professors Gerard Hoberg, Gordon Phillips, Vojislav Maksimovic and Liu Yang with their research. Focus has been on IPOs, Corporate Governance, Debt Structure, among other topics.

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

Oxford Resources Coshocton, OH

Manager – Financial Planning

2008 – 2009

Oversaw modeling of company’s five-year forecast

Prepared presentations as the company went through IPO process (IPO was after my departure for grad school)

Managed credit agreement with bank consortium

American Commercial Lines Jeffersonville, IN

Analyst – Corporate Strategy

2006 – 2008

Provided financial and qualitative analysis for acquisition opportunities and proposals

High School English Teacher and non-profit in China Xiamen, China

High School Teacher

2004-2005

Taught English for two semesters at a high school

Also worked with a non-profit microfinance organization while there

Traveled afterwards around China for several months

CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

Since beginning the PhD program, I have consulted for the following firms/organizations:

The World Bank

Broadridge Financial Services

Jones Day Law Firm

SKILLS, ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS

Technical Skills:

Proficient in STATA, Python and Microsoft suite

Financial Software Experience:

Languages:

Interests:

Proficient at Mandarin Chinese and Spanish

Soccer, running

Thomson IR Channel, Bloomberg Terminal, DNB, Oracle, CRSP, Compustat

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