Andrew MacKinlay has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Business Law at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business.

He is one of five new full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members at Pamplin this fall. Their addition reflects the college’s commitment to hiring such faculty to further strengthen its teaching, research, and business outreach, particularly in the areas of business analytics, innovation through entrepreneurship, and sustainable global prosperity.

MacKinlay received his Ph.D. in finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. He earned a master’s degree in finance, also at The Wharton School, and a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts at St. John's College.

MacKinlay’s research focuses on topics in empirical corporate finance, including corporate capital structure decisions and the effects of financial intermediation on corporate activity.

He received the following research awards: the Marshall Blume Prize in Financial Research, awarded by the Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research at the Wharton School, and the Michael J. Barclay Award from the Financial Research Association.

A former faculty member at Southern Methodist University, MacKinlay has also received multiple teaching awards. 

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