D. Richard Mead, Jr. Family Professor
Teaching / Research Interests
Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Dr. Graham is the D. Richard Mead professor of finance at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. His past work experience includes teaching at the University of Utah and seven years working as a senior economist at Virgina Power. He has been co-editor of the Journal of Finance, associate editor of The Journal of Finance, The Review of Financial Studies, Finance Research Letters, and Financial Management, and has served on the board of directors of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, and the Financial Management Association, three of the largest academic finance professional organizations. Graham is currently President-elect of the Financial Management Association and has been President of the Western Finance Association, is a Fellow of the Financial Management Association, and is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is multiple time winner of best teacher awards and also a recipient of the overall Outstanding Faculty award. Graham has served as area coordinator of Duke’s finance group and as co-director of the Duke Center for Financial Excellence.
Graham has published more than 50 articles and book chapters on corporate taxes, cost of capital, capital structure, financial reporting, and payout policy. His research has won numerous best paper awards. His teaching focuses on corporate finance, taxes, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring. His simulated corporate marginal tax rates are widely used and are an important input in the Duff and Phelps cost of capital publications.
Since 1997 Graham has been the director of the Global Business Outlook (http://www.cfosurvey.org), a quarterly CFO survey that assesses the business climate and topical economic issues around the world. He appears regularly in the media to discuss the survey and corporate sector. Finally, Graham is lead author on the textbooks Corporate Finance: Linking Theory to What Companies Do (Cengage) and Introduction to Corporate Finance (Cengage).