I am currently a PhD candidate in the area of accounting at Rutgers Business School. I expect to graduate in Spring of 2015. My dissertation is comprised of multiple essays which examine forces that impact credit ratings. One essay, "The Impact of Dodd-Frank on Credit Ratings", focuses on recent legislation and is currently forthcoming at the Journal of Financial Economics. A summary of this paper is featured on Harvard Law School's Forum on Corporate Governance. Another essay, "Geographic Location of the Firm and Credit Rating Accuracy", is under revision at the Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance.
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