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Wendy Jeffus

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Division: Finance
Wendy Jeffus joined Babson's faculty in 2011. She has industry experience at Merrill Lynch where she worked with a team of investment advisors who managed private client assets. She has also worked as a litigation consultant where she analyzed cases involving currency derivatives and tax matters. Dr. Jeffus holds a Masters of Business Administration from Texas Christian University, a Masters of Science in Finance from Boston College, and a Doctorate of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. She is a member of the American Finance Association and the Financial Management Association. Dr. Jeffus has published papers on the topics of foreign direct investment in Latin America and shareholder wealth effects from acquisition announcements. She has taught courses in finance and international business at Boston College, Clark University and Harvard Summer School. She has also delivered lectures in Canada, Morocco, Spain, and the United States. Other areas of expertise include: Sustainable and Responsible Investing and Private Equity.

Academic Degrees

  • DBA, Southern New Hampshire University
  • MS, Boston College
  • MBA, Texas Christian University
  • BA, Southern Methodist University

Academic Interest / Expertise

Corporate Finance; Mergers and Acquisitions; International Finance; Regulated Industries


  • Degree Courses 2023



Journal Articles

  • Krigman, L.A., Jeffus, W. (2016). IPO Pricing as a Function of your Investment Banks’ Past Mistakes: The Case of Facebook. Journal of Corporate Finance. Vol: 38, Page: 335-344.
  • Aybar , C.B., Jeffus, W., Edmunds, J.C. (2012). Successful Cross-Border Acquisitions of Latin American Financial Institutions: Identifying Success Factors. Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies. Vol: 4, Issue: 3, Page: 347-367. Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd.. link
  • Jeffus, W. (2009). The Impact of Brazil's Currency Crisis on Brazilian American Depository Receipts. Banks and Bank Systems.

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Jeffus, W. (2012). Trump in Scotland. Page: 18. Babson College.
  • Jeffus, W. (2012). Trump in Scotland: Teaching Note. Babson College.


  • Krigman, L.A., Jeffus, W. (in press). IPO Pricing as a Function of your Investment Banks' Past Mistakes: The Case of Facebook. Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog. link


  • IPO Pricing as a Function of your Investment Banks' Past Mistakes: The Case of Facebook Krigman, L. Jeffus, W. Paris Financial Management Conference, Paris, France (2015)
  • Discussant on “How Much do Corporate Defendants Really Lose? A New Verdict on the Reputation Loss Induced by Corporate Litigation” by Aimee Smith Jeffus, W. Boston Area Finance Symposium, Boston, MA (2014)
  • Discussant on "Capital Structure, Information Collection, and Investment Horizons" Jeffus, W. Boston Area Finance Symposium, Wellesley, MA (2013)
  • Capital Budgeting Jeffus, W. Columbia International University, Columbia, SC (2013)
  • Opportunities in Finance Jeffus, W. LATAM, (2012)
  • Opportunities in Finance Jeffus, W. Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA), (2011)
  • teaching Example: Event Study Methodology Jeffus, W. Campus Visit, Babson College, Babson Park, MA (2010)
  • An Empirical Analysis of the Relationship Between Pay Disparity and Performance Jeffus, W. Financial Management Association Conference, Reno, Nevada (2009)
  • Brazil's Banking Sector Jeffus, W. American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (2008)
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