Stuart C. Gilson

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Steven R. Fenster Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School

Stuart C. Gilson is the Steven R. Fenster Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Dr. Gilson is an expert on corporate bankruptcy and debt workouts, tracking stock, equity spin-offs, corporate downsizing, bank mergers, and employee buyouts. His current research focuses on techniques for valuing bankrupt and distressed companies and on strategies for investing in distressed company securities. Dr. Gilson’s work has appeared in the Financial Analysts Journal, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. A collection of his case studies appears in Creating Value Through Corporate Restructuring: Case Studies in Bankruptcies, Buyouts, and Breakups. His research has been cited in Businessweek, The Economist, the Institutional Investor, New York TimesWall Street Journal, and U.S. News & World Report. In 1996, he won the prestigious Graham and Dodd Award for his article, “Investing in Distressed Situations: A Market Survey.” Dr. Gilson has been named one of the nation’s outstanding bankruptcy academics by Turnarounds & Workouts magazine, and is listed in Who’s Who in Economics. He is an associate editor of Financial Management and the Journal of Corporate Finance, and is a co-chair of the Supervisory Academic Committee of the Journal of Restructuring Finance. He holds a PhD in finance from the University of Rochester, an MS in economics from the University of British Columbia, and an MS and a BA in economics from the University of Manitoba.