Geoffrey Tate

Dean's Professor of Finance

Robert H. Smith School of Business

University of Maryland at College Park


Mailing Address

4417 Van Munching Hall
Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742 

Tel: (301) 405-4853

Email: gtate (at)


CEO Overconfidence and Corporate Investment (with Ulrike Malmendier). 

Journal of Finance, December 2005, vol. 60(6), pp. 2661-2700.

Does Overconfidence Affect Corporate Investment? CEO Overconfidence Measures Revisited (with Ulrike Malmendier).

European Financial Management, November 2005, vol. 11(5), pp. 649-659.

Financial Expertise of Directors (with A. Burak Guner and Ulrike Malmendier). 

Journal of Financial Economics, May 2008, vol. 88(2), pp. 323-354.

Who Makes Acquisitions?  CEO Overconfidence and the Market's Reaction (with Ulrike Malmendier). 

Journal of Financial Economics, July 2008, vol. 89(1), pp. 20-43.

Superstar CEOs (with Ulrike Malmendier). 

Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2009, vol. 124(4), pp. 1593-1638.  Online Appendix.

Overconfidence and Early-life Experiences: The Effect of Managerial Traits on Corporate Financial Policies (with Ulrike Malmendier and Jon Yan). 

Journal of Finance, October 2011, vol. 66(5), pp. 1687-1733.  Online Appendix.

External Networking and Internal Firm Governance (with Cesare Fracassi). 

Journal of Finance, February 2012, vol. 67(1), pp. 153-194.  Online Appendix.

Female Leadership and Gender Equity: Evidence from Plant Closure (with Liu Yang). 

Journal of Financial Economics, July 2015, vol. 117(1), pp. 77-97.  Online Appendix.

The Bright Side of Corporate Diversification: Evidence from Internal Labor Markets (with Liu Yang).

Review of Financial Studies, August 2015, vol. 28(8), pp. 2203-2249.  Online Appendix.

Behavioral CEOs: The Role of Managerial Overconfidence (with Ulrike Malmendier).

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Fall 2015, vol. 29(4), pp. 37-60.

Does Rating Analyst Subjectivity Affect Corporate Debt Pricing? (with Cesare Fracassi and Stefan Petry).

Journal of Financial Economics, June 2016, vol. 120(3), pp. 514-538.  Online Appendix.

Learning from Coworkers: Peer Effects on Individual Investment Decisions (with Paige Ouimet).

Journal of Finance, February 2020, vol. 75(1), pp. 133-172.

Attention for the Inattentive: Positive Effects of Negative Financial Shocks (with Paige Ouimet).

Review of Finance, May 2020, vol. 24(3), pp. 615-646.

Friends During Hard Times: Evidence from the Great Depression (with Tania Babina and Diego Garcia).

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming.

The Human Factor in Acquisitions: Cross-industry Labor Mobility and Corporate Diversification (with Liu Yang).

Review of Financial Studies, forthcoming.

Entrepreneurial Teams: Diversity of Skills and Early-Stage Growth (with Francesco D'Acunto and Liu Yang). November 2020.

Firms with Benefits? Nonwage Compensation and Implications for Firms and Labor Markets (with Paige Ouimet). April 2022.