Carnegie Mellon University

Robert Dammon

Robert M. Dammon

Professor of Financial Economics; Dean

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  • TEP - Tepper Building - Room 4504
  • 412-268-3696
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Areas of Study

Finance

Bio

Dammon is the only three-time winner of the Tepper School's George Leland Bach Teaching Award (1989, 1997, 2007). He has taught numerous graduate-level classes in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and corporate restructuring and has developed and taught numerous executive education programs in the arena of corporate finance. He also served as a visiting associate professor of financial economics at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University (1995-96), where he was recognized jointly as "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" and has been included multiple times in BusinessWeek's "Guide to the Best Business Schools Four-Star Faculty." A noted and well-respected researcher whose work has been published in the most prestigious finance and economic journals, including the American Economic Review, the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Finance, Dammon's most recent research focuses on lifetime savings, investing and asset allocation. Among the awards he has won for his scholarship is the 2004 "TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security." Dammon is a member of the American Finance Association, the American Economic Association and the Society for Financial Studies. He also has served as associate editor for several professional journals including Financial Management (2002-2008), Management Science (1993-1997, 2001-2003) and the Review of Financial Studies (1996-1999).

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - Ph D - 1984
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - MBA - 1980
  • University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse - BS - 1978

Publications

  • "Taxes and Investment Choice"

    (author(s): Chester Spatt, Robert Dammon)
    Annual Review of Financial Economics 4, 2012; 411-429

  • Optimal Asset Location and Allocation aith Taxable and Tax-Deferred Investing

    (author(s): Robert Dammon, C. Spatt, H. Zhang)
    Journal of Finance 59(3), 2004; 999-1037

  • Optimal Consumption and Investment with Capital Gains Taxes

    (author(s): Robert Dammon, C. Spatt, H. Zhang)
    Review of Financial Studies 14(3), 2001; 583-616

  • The Optimal Trading and Pricing of Securities with Asymmetric Capital Gains Taxes and Transaction Costs

    (author(s): Robert Dammon, C. Spatt)
    Review of Financial Studies 9(3), 1996; 921-952

  • Tax-Induced Intertemporal Restrictions on Security Returns

    (author(s): P. Bossaerts, Robert Dammon)
    Journal of Finance 49(4), 1994; 1347-1371

  • The Relative Pricing of High-Yield Debt - The Case of Rjr-Nabisco Holdings Capital Corporation

    (author(s): Robert Dammon, K. Dunn, C. Spatt)
    American Economic Review 83(5), 1993; 1090-1111

  • An Option-Theoretic Approach to the Valuation of Dividend Reinvestment and Voluntary Purchase Plans

    (author(s): Robert Dammon, C. Spatt)
    Journal of Finance 47(1), 1992; 331-347

  • The Effect of Taxes and Depreciation on Corporate-Investment and Financial Leverage

    (author(s): Robert Dammon, L. Senbet)
    Journal of Finance 43(2), 1988; 357-373

Working Papers

  • "Do Heterogeneous Basis Values Affect Equilibrium Asset Prices?"

    (author(s): Chester Spatt, Robert Dammon)
    1995

University Service

  • TEPPER EXECUTIVE EDUCATION ADVISORY (2009 - 2010)
  • TEPPER MBA EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS (2008 - 2009)
  • TEPPER MBA ADMISSIONS ADVISORY (2007 - 2008)
  • TEPPER EXECUTIVE EDUCATION ADVISORY (2006 - 2007)
  • Chairperson, TEPPER DEAN'S MARKETING ADVISORY (2005 - 2006)

Public Service

  • Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Chairperson, Board of Trustees (2013 - 2015)

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Restructuring (45921)
    • 2015 Mini 3 Section: A
    • 2014 Mini 3 Section: A
    • 2013 Mini 3 Section: A, B
  • Corporate Restructuring (45901)
    • 2012 Mini 3 Section: A
    • 2011 Mini 3 Section: A, B, E
    • 2010 Mini 3 Section: A, B
    • 2009 Mini 3 Section: A, B
    • 2008 Mini 3 Section: A, B
    • 2007 Mini 3 Section: A, B, E
    • 2006 Mini 3 Section: A, B, E
  • Studies in Corporate Finance (45812)
    • 2007 Mini 2 Section: A, B, E
    • 2006 Mini 2 Section: A, B, C
    • 2005 Mini 2 Section: A, B, C