Erik  Lie

Erik Lie


Professor, and Departmental Executive Officer
Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Finance

  S252  Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • PhD in Finance, Purdue University, 1996
  • MBA, University of Oregon, 1991
  • BS, University of Oregon, 1990


  • MBA Finance Academy Faculty of the Year, 2012-13, Full-time MBA program, Tippie School of Management, April 2013
  • Jensen Prize, Journal of Financial Economics, June 2008
  • Time 100 -- Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world, 2007
  • 2007 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Accounting Association, August 2007
  • Power 30 -- SmartMoney Magazine's list of the 30 most influential people on Wall Street, 2006

Selected Publications

Working Papers

  • Dividend stickiness, debt covenants, and earnings management, Jaewoo Kim, Kyeong Hun Lee, Erik Lie
  • Do stock options overcome managerial risk aversion? Evidence from option exercises, Randall Heron, Erik Lie
  • Corporate cash holdings and acquisitions, Erik Lie, Yixin Liu
  • Investor inattention and stock prices: evidence from acquisitions with a choice of payment type, Erik Lie
  • Union concessions following asset sales and takeovers, Erik Lie, Tingting Que

Prior Positions

  • Wilson P. and Martha Claiborne Stephens Associate Professor, College of William & Mary, 2002 - 2004
  • Assistant Professor, College of William & Mary, 1996 - 2002

Professional Affiliations

  • Editor, Financial Management Survey & Synthesis Series, January 2011 - current
  • Associate Editor, Financial Management, January 2010 - current


  • University of Oregon, University of Oregon, May 2014
  • City University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, April 2014

Committees and Professional Service

  • MBA committee
  • EFC, 2009-2011
  • Dean's Advisory Council , 2008-2010
  • P&T Committee, 2008-2010