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Lawrence M. Benveniste is dean of Goizueta Business School and the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Finance.
Before joining Goizueta in July 2005, Benveniste was dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Prior to serving as dean of the Carlson School, Benveniste served as its interim dean, associate dean of faculty and research, and as chair of its finance department. He also held the endowed chair as the U.S. Bancorp Professor in Finance and is considered one of the world's foremost experts on initial public offerings.
In addition to his academic positions, Benveniste has served as a staff economist for the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C., where he helped develop a number of significant regulatory initiatives including risk-based capital, which monitors the equity value of commercial banks to protect the deposit insurance system. He has consulted and lectured widely on subjects such as the valuation of commercial real estate and credit scoring.
Benveniste has authored and co-authored 28 papers on topics ranging from contract design for problem asset disposition to the allocation and pricing of new equity issues. He received his doctorate in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley and his bachelor's degree from University of California at Irvine. He serves on the Rimage and Alliance Data Systems boards.
To learn more about Dean Benveniste's research and publications, view his faculty biography.