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Randall A. Heron

Kelley School of Business

Expert Bio

Randall Heron is a professor of finance at the IU Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis. He was recognized as an academic influencer by Business Finance Magazine and as a top five newsmaker by Workforce Management for his research on option grant backdating.

Heron’s research appears in leading journals such as the Journal of Business, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of Financial Economics, where he won the Jensen Prize for best paper in 2007. He has received a research excellence award and 24 teaching awards at the Kelley School.

He earned a Ph.D. from Purdue University, and an MBA and B.S. from Western Illinois University.

Areas of Expertise

Corporate finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions.