Associate Professor of Finance (untenured)
Yale School of Management

Faculty Research Fellow (CF, PIE)
National Bureau of Economic Research

Phone: +1 (203) 436-4687
E-mail: song.ma@yale.edu

Curriculum Vitae
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Research Interests

Primary: Innovation, Entrepreneurial Finance, Corporate Finance, Big Data
Secondary: Behavioral Finance, Education, Law and Economics, Antitrust

Publications

[1] “Young Firms, Old Capital” (with Justin Murfin and Ryan Pratt)
Journal of Financial Economics, 2022
[Online Appendix]

[2] “Bankrupt Innovative Firms” (with Joy Tianjiao Tong and Wei Wang)
Management Science, 2022
[Online Appendix]

[3] “Killer Acquisitions” (with Colleen Cunningham and Florian Ederer)
Journal of Political Economy, 2021 (Lead Article)
[Online Appendix] [Microeconomic Insights] [Video Animation]

[4] “The Life Cycle of Corporate Venture Capital” (solo)
Review of Financial Studies, 2020
[Online Appendix]

[5] “How Does Hedge Fund Activism Reshape Corporate Innovation” (with Alon Brav, Wei Jiang, and Xuan Tian)
Journal of Financial Economics, 2018
[Online Appendix]

[6] “Firm Age, Investment Opportunities, and Job Creation” (with Manuel Adelino and David Robinson)
Journal of Finance, 2017
[Online Appendix] [Data Appendix] [VOX]

Under Revision

[7] “Technological Obsolescence” (solo)
Review of Financial Studies, Revise and Resubmit, 2021
[Online Appendix]

[8] “Private Equity and Financial Stability: Evidence from Failed-Bank Resolution in the Crisis” (with Emily Johnston-Ross and Manju Puri)
Journal of Finance, Revise and Resubmit, 2021
[NBER Digest]

[9] “Persuading Investors: A Video-Based Study” (with Allen Hu)
Journal of Finance, Revise and Resubmit, 2022
[Online Appendix] [VOX]

Working Papers

[10] “The Education-Innovation Gap” (with Barbara Biasi)
NBER WP w29853, 2022
[Online Appendix] [VOX]

[11] “Innovation Networks and R&D Allocation” (with Ernest Liu)
NBER WP w29607, 2022
[Online Appendix]

[12] “Payout Taxation and Corporate Investment: The Agency Channel
Resting Paper, 2020

Teaching

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