Selected Publications

  • The Politics of Bank Failures: Evidence from Emerging Markets (with I. Serdar Dinc), The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005, 120 (4), pp. 1413-1444.
  • Too Many to Fail? Evidence of Regulatory Forbearance in Bank Failures When the Banking Sector is Weak (with I. Serdar Dinc), The Review of Financial Studies, 2011, 24 (4), pp. 1378-1405.
  • The Politics of Government Financial Management: Evidence from State Bonds, Journal of Monetary Economics, conditionally accepted.


  • Ph.D in Finance, University of Michigan
  • MS in International Economic Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
  • BS in Economics and Mathematics, Rutgers University

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Brown’s research and teaching interests include intermediation, corporate finance, behavioral and experimental finance, international finance, applied microeconometrics and political economy.

Industry & Academic Experience

Professor Brown taught at University of Michigan, Baruch College – CUNY, and National University of Singapore before joining the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.