Dr. Reilly White was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1984. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio, before relocating to New Mexico, Massachusetts, and ultimately Connecticut. He received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 2006, and worked as an Analyst for Sovereign Bank until 2008, when he was accepted into the PhD program at the University of Connecticut. Reilly defended his PhD, 'Three Essays on Inside Debt', in February 2013.
He currently lives in Durham, NC, with his wife, Nicole.
PhD, Finance (Defended 2/2013), University of Connecticut
B.S. 2006, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, summa cum laude
Major: Finance; Minor: Economics; International Business Certification
Sovereign Bank, Boston, Massachusetts and Plymouth, Massachusetts
Financial Analyst (2006-2008), $150M Portfolio of Real Estate and Commercial Loans based in Eastern Massachusetts.
Worked to improve existing profitability models and their applications
Strong familiarity with Moody’s and Bloomberg analytical software
Finished 1st among 30 analysts in rigorous company-sponsored training program, 2007
'Executive Pensions, Compensation Leverage, and Firm Risk'
'Inside Debt and Firm Dividend Policy'
SSRN Top 10 Most Downloaded, Pension Risk Management eJournal
'Executive Pensions and Optimal Pay Structure'
Eisdorfer, Assaf, Giaccotto, Carmelo, and White, Reilly. ‘Executive Compensation, Capital Structure, and Investment Efficiency’. Forthcoming Journal of Banking and Finance
White, Reilly S. (2011) ‘Bank Structure and Reevaluating the Case for Risk: The Icelandic Banking Crisis’, Journal of International Finance and Economics, Volume 11, Number 2, pp. 171-182.
White, Reilly S. (2011) ‘The Cost of Equity in India: The Effects of Local and International Models on Equity Pricing’, International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, Volume 4, Number 2, pp. 138-159.
White, Reilly S. ‘Inside Debt and Firm Dividend Policy’, FMA 2012 Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 17-20, 2012. (Accepted).
White, Reilly S. ‘Executive Pensions, Compensation Leverage, and Firm Risk’, Eastern Finance Association 2012 Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, April 11-14, 2012
White, Reilly S. ‘Executive Pensions, Compensation Leverage, and Firm Risk’, Southwestern Finance Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 28-March 3, 2012
White, Reilly S. ‘Bank Structure and Reevaluating the Case for Risk: The Icelandic Banking Crisis’, IABE 2011 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 16-18, 2011
Session Chair, International Finance
Discussant, International Finance
Professional Affiliations Include: The Financial Management Association; American Finance Association; Eastern Finance Association; Midwest Finance Association; Risk Management Association; Southwestern Finance Association; Beta Gamma Sigma, Business Honor Society; Omicron Delta Epsilon, Economics Honor Society