Texas Tech University

Laura Cardella, Ph.D.

Laura Cardella

Assistant Professor - Finance

Education: Ph.D. University of Arizona
Area of Expertise: Corporate Finance, Market Microstructure

Phone:  806.834.5122
Office Hours: 
Room Number: W317

Email: laura.cardella@ttu.edu

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About Professor Cardella

Dr. Laura Cardella joined Texas Tech University in 2012 as an Assistant Professor in Finance. Her research focuses on the strategic interaction of firms and their risk management practices. She is also interested in competition among trading platforms and the changing environment of the stock exchange industry. Dr. Cardella earned her M.S. in Quantitative Financial Engineering from Oklahoma State University and received B.A. degrees in both Mathematics and Economics from the University of Mississippi.


Current Research

  • "Make and Take Fees in the U.S. Equity Market," with Jia Hao and Ivalina Kalcheva, working paper. [Winner of 2012 FMA Best Paper Award in Market Microstructure (sponsored by NASDAQ)]
  • "What Determines the Composition of a Firm's Total Cash Reserves" with Sandy Klasa and DJ Fairhurst, working paper
  • "Credit Ratings and Inter-firm Dependence" (2013)


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