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Brian Broughman

Visiting Professor of Law

Brian Broughman

Brian Broughman joins us as Visiting Professor of Law in Spring 2019. His full-time position is at Indiana University, where he joined the law faculty in 2009.  Prior to Indiana, Broughman was a visiting assistant professor at the University of California at Berkeley, where he also completed his PhD, and in 2015 he spent a semester as a visiting professor at the University of Southern California.
Professor Broughman's research interests include corporate governance, financial contracting (particularly venture capital finance), and mergers and acquisitions. He was awarded a Kauffman Fellowship for his dissertation project, which examined the role of independent directors and the risk of opportunistic conduct in firms financed by venture capital. From 2013 to 2014, Broughman served as the inaugural president of the Law and Entrepreneurship Association. He has presented his research at several academic conferences, including the conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS), the American Law and Economics Association (ALEA) annual conference, and at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Broughman has published in both peer-reviewed and student-edited journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Law and Economics and the Journal of Legal Studies.


  • Corporate Finance
  • Law and Economics
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporations
  • Venture Capital

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