John R. Graham
D. Richard Mead, Jr. Family Distinguished Professor of Business Administration

Dr. John R. Graham is D. Richard Mead professor of finance at the Fuqua School of Business, where he has won the Outstanding Faculty and several Best Teacher awards, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on taxes, capital structure, cash management, governance, financial reporting, and payout policy and has research awards including the Jensen Prize, the Brattle Prize, and the Notable Contribution to Accounting Award. Kroll (Duff and Phelps) publishes his corporate tax rate and optimal capital structure analyses in their Valuation publications. Graham has been president and a director of the American Finance Association (AFA), the Financial Management Association (FMA) and the Western Finance Association, and is a fellow of the AFA and FMA. Graham co-edited The Journal of Finance for six years and worked as a senior economist at Virginia Power for seven years. Graham has directed The CFO Survey (now conducted jointly with the Federal Reserve Banks of Richmond and Atlanta) since 1997.

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  • 417W Fuqua Sch of Bus, Durham, NC 27708
  • Box 90120, Durham, NC 27708-0120
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