Clifford Holderness

Professor of Finance, Carroll School of Management at Boston College

Clifford G. Holderness is Professor of Finance at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He has research interests in corporate governance and corporate finance and a special research interest on the role of large-block shareholders in public corporations. The topics he has written on include the pricing of large blocks of stock, the role of large shareholders in public corporations around the world, and the protection of minority shareholders from oppression by large shareholders. He has published in leading scholarly journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Law & Economics, and the Journal of Legal Studies. Professor Holderness won the Brattle Prize for the best paper in corporate finance published in the Journal of Finance in 1999. Five of his papers have been re-printed in collections of scholarly papers. Another paper was honored by the editors of the Journal of Financial Economics as an All Star Paper because of how often it has been cited by other researchers. Professor Holderness holds a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and a J.D. and A.B. in Economics (with Honors and Distinction), both from Stanford University.