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Clifford G. Holderness

Academic Advisor
Boston College
To contact Clifford G. Holderness, please email Jake George at or call +1.617.864.7900

Mr. Holderness is a Professor of Finance at the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

He was also previously Visiting Professor of Finance at the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and taught at the University of Rochester. His academic and consulting interests focus on corporate governance, with a special expertise on large-block shareholders in public corporations.

He has written on the pricing of large blocks of stock, the role of majority shareholders, the protection of minority shareholders, and the change in the level of managerial stock ownership. For his work on stock ownership, Mr. Holderness and his co-authors were awarded the Brattle Prize for the best paper on corporate finance published in the Journal of Finance in 1999. He also has published in the area of law and economics and in the area of property rights.

A Survey of Blockholders and Corporate Control
April 2003
Published in Economic Policy Review
The Rise in Managerial Stock Ownership
Clifford G. Holderness, Randall Kroszner, and Dennis P. Sheehan
Published in Journal of Applied Corporate Finance
Constraints on Large-Block Shareholders
Clifford G. Holderness and Dennis P. Sheehan
In Concentrated Corporate Ownership, edited by Randall A. Morck, and published by University of Chicago Press
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