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Jim Seward

Jim Seward

Associate Professor of Finance

Room: 617
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Ph D, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Finance)

Seward comes to Syracuse from the Wisconsin School of Business, where he served an associate professor of finance, investment and banking and recently completed a 15-year appointment as founding academic director of the Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking. Seward teaches overseas at several institutions, including the International University of Japan and Helsinki School of Business and Economics, and serves as faculty dean of the Turnaround Management Association’s certification program. Previously, he taught at Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck School and served as a senior economist at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Research Topics

  • Corporate Financing
  • Corporate Restructurings (Distressed and Non-Distressed(
  • Capital Markets
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Seward’s research focuses on corporate restructurings, initial public offerings, the use of equity-linked securities by corporations and financial contracting. His research has been widely published in leading academic journals.

Selected Publications
  • "What We Do and Do Not Know about Convertible Bond Financing", Journal of Corporate Finance, 2014