Ronald Singer

Professor

Ronald Singer

Bio

Professor Singer joined the UH faculty in 1982. He has also taught at New York University, and at the University of Michigan.

Research Interests

  • Study of High-Yield Bonds
  • Corporate Finance
  • Bond Valuation

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Finance
  • Bond Indentures

Publications

  • "Endogenous Marginal Income Tax Rates, Investor Behavior, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model," Journal of Finance, (June 1979) 609-616.
  • "Government Loan Guarantees for the Relief of Financial Distress," (with Thomas Ho), in Crises in the Economic and Financial Structure, Paul Wachtel (ed.), (Lexington Books, DC Heath, Lexington MA, 1982) 127-147.
  • "Indenture Provisions and the Risk of Corporate Debt," (with Thomas Ho), Journal of Financial Economics, (December, 1982) 375-406.
  • "The Value of Corporate Debt with a Sinking Fund Provision," (with Thomas Ho), Journal of Business, (July 1984) 315-335.
  • "Small Business Finance: A Research Agenda," (with R. Richardson Pettit), Financial Management (Autumn 1985) 47-60.
  • "Instant Option Betas," (with R. Richardson Pettit), Financial Analysts Journal,(September/October, 1986) 51-62.
  • "The Restructuring of Corporate Debt Through in-Substance Defeasance: A Case Study in the Economic Effects of Accounting Standards," (with Emiel Owens), in Public Enterprise. Current Issues in the North American and Caribbean Countries, Edgar Ortiz (ed.), (CIDE, Mexico City, 1987).
  • "The Impact of Leveraged Buyouts on Strategic Direction," (with A. Seth and J. Easterwood), California Management Review, (Fall, 1989).
  • "Defeased Debt in Asian/Pacific Capital Markets," (with E. Owens), Proceedings of the International Conference on Asian-Pacific Financial Markets, (1989).
  • "Offer Premiums in Stock Exchange Mergers and the Distribution of Stockholders' Wealth," (with Insup Lee and R. Richardson Pettit) The International Journal of Finance, (Spring, 1990) 67-87.
  • "Are the Motivations for Leveraged Buyouts the Same for Large and Small Firms?" (with J. Easterwood), Advances in Small Firm Finance, (Kluwer Acad. Press, Nowel, MA, 1991).
  • "Defeased Debt in International Capital Markets: Benefits and Problems," (with Emiel Owens), in Foreign Exchange Issues, Capital Markets, and International Banking in the 1990s, Khosrow Fatemi and Dominick Salvatore (eds.), (Taylor and Francis, Washington, March, 1993) 133-143.
  • "The Valuation Effect of Issuing Non-subordinated versus Subordinated Debt," (with Alex Tang) The Journal of Financial Research, (Spring, 1993).
  • "Term Structure and Call Options Valuation," (with Ramon Rabinovitch and P.C. Venkatesh) The International Journal of Finance, (Vol. 5, No. 2, 1993).
  • "Convertible Debt and Investment Incentives," (with T. Harikumar and P. Kadapakkam) The Journal of Financial Research, (Spring, 1994).
  • "The Valuation Effects of Out of the Money Calls of Convertible Securities," (with A. Tang and P. Kadapakkam) The Journal of Financial Research, (Winter, 1994).
  • "Controlling the Conflict of Interest In Management Buyouts," (with J. Easterwood, A. Seth and D. Lang), The Review of Economics and Statistics, (Vol.76, No. 3, August, 1994) pp. 512-22.
  • "Limits on Managerial Discretion in Management Buyouts: The Effectiveness of Institutional, Market and Legal Mechanisms," (with J. Easterwood and A. Seth), Managerial and Decision Economics, (Vol. 18, 1997) pp. 645-66.
  • "Effects of Managerial Discretion in Management Buyouts: The Effectiveness of Institutional, Market and Legal Mechanisms" (with J. Easterwood and A. Seth), Managerial and Decision Economics, 1998.

Contact Info

Phone:
713-743-4771
Email:
rsinger@uh.edu
Room:
210F
Website:
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Courses

  • FINA 4332 Corporate Finance
  • FINA 7330 Advanced Corporate Finance
  • FINA 8339 Seminar in Financial Management II

Education

BSc
Cornell University
MBA
Michigan State University
PhD
Michigan State University