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Eric Wehrly is an Assistant Professor of Finance at WWU. He earned his PhD in Finance and Business Economics at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington. Eric's research and teaching interests include topics in corporate finance, corporate governance, sustainability, environmental economics, international finance and entrepreneurial finance. Publications in the Review of Financial Studies, The Journal of Financial Research and The Journal of Law and Economics focus on corporate governance indices, insider trading, and the reputational penalties for environmental violations, respectively. Current projects are focused on firms’ uses of takeover defenses, improved decision-making using unbiased cost of capital measures, and other topics in finance and environmental economics. He has also contributed as a writer or served as a technical editor on several books.
Prior to entering academia, he served as Vice President of Finance of start-up ePods, Inc. and as Vice President, Relationship Manager of Wells Fargo Bank. While employed as a corporate banker, he earned the Certified Cash Manager distinction, and is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, a national honor society. Eric also enjoys photography, hiking, climbing and skiing mountains, and other outdoor adventures; his alpine rock climbs and ski descents have been published in mountaineering journals.