Faculty Profiles

Jerome Taillard

  • Associate Professor
Academic Division: Finance

Bio

Jerome Taillard is an Associate Professor at Babson College, and the first recipient of the Professor George Troughton Term Chair in Finance. He earned his PhD in Finance from The Ohio State University in 2010. He also received a graduate degree in Economics from the Study Center in Gerzensee (Switzerland) and his undergraduate degree in Mathematics applied to Finance from the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.

Professor Taillard has been recognized for teaching excellence with the Carroll School of management school-wide teaching award in 2012 and was voted Best 40 Under 40 and Best Professor the Class of 2019 by Poets and Quants. He taught at the Wharton School in 2018.

His main research interests are in corporate finance, specifically in the areas of risk management, energy finance, innovation, and governance. He has published his research in the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Journal of Corporate Finance and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He received the prestigious Michael Brennan Award for Best Paper published in the Review of Financial Studies in 2017.

Professor Taillard is committed to staying current with best practices. He is an exam reviewer for the Global Association of Risk Managers (GARP) and participates regularly in sessions with executives at the Babson Executive Center.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, The Ohio State University
  • MS, University of Neuchâtel

Academic Interests

Corporate Governance; Corporate Finance; Financial Institutions; Investments; Derivatives; Risk Management

Awards & Honors

  • 2018 — BFRF Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Babson College
  • 2018 — Best Paper Award, 2018 IDC Conference
  • 2018 — Michael Brennan Best Paper Award, Review of Financial Studies
  • 2018 — Presidential Scholarship Award, Babson College
  • 2018 — Babson Research Scholar, Babson College
  • 2017 — Visiting Scholar, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2017 — Best 40 Under 40 Business School Professors, Poets & Quants
  • 2017 — BFRF Research Grant, Babson College
  • 2014 — Dean's List of top professors, Boston College/Carroll School of Management
  • 2012 — Distinguished Teacher Award, Boston College/Carroll School of Management
  • 2011 — Dean's List, Boston College/Carroll School of Management
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2019

    • Degree Courses 2018

      • FIN 7200 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
      • SME 2021 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE

    Publications

    Journal Articles

    • Decaire, P., Gilje, E., Taillard, J.P. (in press). Real Option Exercise: Empirical Evidence. Review of Financial Studies, The. link
    • Behr, P., Kisgen, D., Taillard, J.P. (2018). Did Government Regulations Lead to Inflated Credit Ratings. Management Science. link
    • Gilje, E., Taillard, J.P. (2017). Does Hedging Affect Firm Value? Evidence from a Natural Experiment. Review of Financial Studies, The. Vol: 30, Issue: 12, Page: 4083-4132. link
    • Bowen, D., Fresard, L., Taillard, J.P. (2017). What's your identification strategy? Innovation in Corporate Finance Research. Management Science. Vol: 63, Issue: 8, Page: 2529 - 2548. link
    • Gilje, E.P., Taillard, J.P. (2016). Do Private Firms Invest Differently than Public Firms? Taking Cues from the Natural Gas Industry. Journal of Finance, The. Vol: 71, Issue: 4, Page: 1733-1778. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.. link
    • Minton, B.M., Taillard, J.P., Williamson, R. (2014). Financial Expertise of the Board, Risk Taking and Performance: Evidence from Bank Holding Companies. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Vol: 49, Issue: 2, Page: 351-380. link
    • Taillard, J.P. (2013). The Disciplinary Effects of Non-Debt Liabilities: Evidence from asbestos litigation. Journal of Corporate Finance. Vol: 23, Page: 267-293.

    Presentations

    • Real Option Exercise: Empirical Evidence Decaire, P. Gilje, E. Taillard, J. 2018 European Finance Association Conference, Warsaw (Poland) (2018)
    • Real Option Exercise: Empirical Evidence Decaire, P. Gilje, E. Taillard, J. 15th Annual IDC Conference in Financial Economics Research, Tel Aviv (Israel) (2018)
    • Real Option Exercise: Empirical Evidence Decaire, P. Gilje, E. Taillard, J. 2018 Northeastern Conference, Boston (2018)
    • Do Inflation Adjustments Lead to Inflated Earnings? Large Sample Evidence of Managerial Discretion Taillard, J. Restrepo, F. 2018 Eastern Finance Conference, Philadelphia (2018)
    • Real Option Exercise: Empirical Evidence Decaire, P. Gilje, E. Taillard, J. 20th Annual Texas Finance Festival, Austin (TX) (2018)
    • Real Option Exercise: Empirical Evidence Decaire, P. Gilje, E. Taillard, J. External Seminar, Mexico City (2018)
    • Real Option Exercise: Empirical Evidence Decaire, P. Gilje, E. Taillard, J. External Seminar, Tampa (FL) (2018)
    • Real Option Exercise: Empirical Evidence Decaire, P. Gilje, E. Taillard, J. Internal Seminar, Philadelphia (PA) (2018)
    • Real Option Exercise: Empirical Evidence Decaire, P. Gilje, E. Taillard, J. Babson Research Day , Wellesley (2018)
    • Do Inflation Adjustments Lead to Inflated Earnings? Large Sample Evidence of Managerial Discretion Taillard, J. Restrepo, F. Babson Research Day , Wellesley, MA (2017)
    • Do Inflation Adjustments Lead to Inflated Earnings? Large Sample Evidence of Managerial Discretion Taillard, J. Restrepo, F. Internal seminar, Wellesley, MA (2016)
    • Do Inflation Adjustments Lead to Inflated Earnings? Large Sample Evidence of Managerial Discretion Taillard, J. Restrepo, F. External seminar, Boston, MA (2016)
    • Do Inflation Adjustments Lead to Inflated Earnings? Large Sample Evidence of Managerial Discretion Taillard, J. Restrepo, F. External seminar, Kingston, RI (2016)
    • Do Inflation Adjustments Lead to Inflated Earnings? Large Sample Evidence of Managerial Discretion Taillard, J. Restrepo, F. Internal seminar, London, Ontario (2016)
    • Do Inflation Adjustments Lead to Inflated Earnings? Large Sample Evidence of Managerial Discretion Taillard, J. Restrepo, F. 2016 International Accounting Section Midyear Meeting,, New Orleans (2016)
    • Do Inflation Adjustments Lead to Inflated Earnings? Large Sample Evidence of Managerial Discretion Taillard, J. Restrepo, F. External seminar, Chestnut Hill, MA (2016)
    • Does Hedging Affect Firm Value? Evidence from a Natural Experiment Gilje, E. Taillard, J. American Finance Association (AFA) Annual Meeting, Chicago (2016)
    • Does Hedging Affect Firm Value? Evidence from a Natural Experiment Gilje, E. Taillard, J. OU Energy Finance Conference, Oklahoma City (2015)
    • Does Hedging Affect Firm Value? Evidence from a Natural Experiment Gilje, E. Taillard, J. Tenth annual Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS) Conference, Reykjavik (2015)
    • Did Government Regulations Lead to Inflated Credit Ratings? Behr, P. Kisgen, D. Taillard, J. American Finance Association, Boston, MA (2015)
    • Does Hedging Affect Firm Value? Evidence from a Natural Experiment Gilje, E. Taillard, J. EFA Conference, Lugano (2014)
    • Does Hedging Affect Firm Value? Evidence from a Natural Experiment Gilje, E. Taillard, J. OSU Alumni Conference, Columbus (2014)
    • Does Hedging Affect Firm Value? Evidence from a Natural Experiment Gilje, E. Taillard, J. SFS Cavalcade, Georgetown (2014)
    • Do Public Firms Invest Differently than Private Firms? Taking cues from the Natural Gas Industry Taillard, J. Gilje, E. SFS Cavalcade, Miami (2013)
    • Do Public Firms Invest Differently than Private Firms? Taking cues from the Natural Gas Industry Taillard, J. Gilje, E. Western Finance Association (WFA) Conference, Lake Tahoe (2013)
    • Do Public Firms Invest Differently than Private Firms? Taking Cues from the Natural Gas Industry Taillard, J. Gilje, E. Adam Smith Corporate Finance Workshop, Oxford (2013)
    • Do Private Firms Invest Differently than Public Firms? Taking Cues from the Natural Gas Industry Taillard, J. Gilje, E. 9th Annual Conference on Corporate Finance, St Louis, MO (2012)
    • Do Private Firms Invest Differently than Public Firms? Taking Cues from the Natural Gas Industry Taillard, J. Gilje, E. NBER Corporate Finance Spring Conference, Chicago (2012)
    • Do Independence and Financial Expertise of the Board Matter for Risk Taking and Performance? Taillard, J. 8th International Paris Finance Meeting, Paris, France (2010)
    • Do Independence and Financial Expertise of the Board Matter for Risk Taking and Performance? Williamson, R. Taillard, J. Annual Corporate Governance Conference , University of Delaware, Newark DE (2010)
    • Do Independence and Financial Expertise of the Board Matter for Risk Taking and Performance? Taillard, J. NBER Corporate Finance Fall Conference, Boston (2010)
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