A. Joseph Warburton

Professor of Finance
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Professor Warburton researches corporate finance, financial regulation, mutual funds, and bankruptcy. His research is largely empirical, and focuses on areas where finance and law intersect. He has published his research in leading journals in finance and law. Warburton’s research has attracted significant outside funding, including major research grants from the John Templeton Foundation and the World Bank. He teaches courses in financial management, corporate financing transactions, and commercial transactions, at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Prior to his academic career, he was a banking and finance attorney. In addition to his position at the Whitman School, Warburton also holds an appointment at Syracuse University’s College of Law.
JD, Law, University of Michigan Law School PhD, Finance, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Professor Warburton has published his research in leading journals in finance and law. His research has been cited in a number of Congressional hearings and White House reports and in publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Bloomberg.


  • Business Development Companies: Venture Capital for Retail Investors

    2020 Business Lawyer,76,1,59-108,

  • Mutual Funds that Borrow

    2019 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies,16,4,767-806, Simkovic

  • Mutual Fund Capital Structure

    2017 Marquette Law Review,Vol. 100,Pages 671-756 (86 pages),

  • The End of Market Discipline? Investor Expectations of Implicit Government Guarantees


  • The Chrysler Effect: The Impact of Government Intervention on Borrowing Costs

    2014 Journal of Banking & Finance,40,1,62-79, Anginer, D.

  • Competition in Financial Services: Evidence from British Mutual Funds

    2012 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies,9,4,827-858,

  • Do Fiduciary Duties Matter?

    2011 Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society,11,5,541-548,

  • Understanding the Bankruptcies of Chrysler and General Motors: A Primer

    2010 SYRACUSE LAW REVIEW,60,531-582,

  • Trusts Versus Corporations: An Empirical Analysis of Competing Organizational Forms


  • Should Mutual Funds Be Corporations? A Legal & Econometric Analysis