Jim Rosenfeld is an Associate Professor of Finance. Prior to joining the Goizueta Business School faculty, Jim taught at the Graduate Business School at the University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. from New York University, his M.B.A. from Columbia University, and B.A. from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. He recently completed two studies on the usage of trust preferred securities by banks and industrial corporations. He currently is investigating the price performance of sponsored spin-offs, a divestiture strategy that is gaining wide-spread popularity. Jim's papers have been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Research, Managerial and Decision Economics, The Accounting Review, Financial Management and the Journal of Money Credit and Banking.


  • PhD
    New York University
  • Master's Degree
    Columbia University
  • Bachelor's Degree
    The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Media Appearances

  • May 11, 2016
    Emory Business
    It’s not often that a casual conversation can launch a research career, but that’s exactly what happened to Jim Rosenfeld, associate professor of finance. As a former Wall Street banker turned academic, Rosenfeld had just graduated with his PhD in finance from New York University when he met a lawyer while at a club he belonged to. They struck up a conversation and the lawyer described his latest project: spinning off a division of Peabody Energy, a huge coal company...
  • March 7, 2013
    USA Today
    Academic research has shown spinoffs are good for shareholders of the parent company and the spinoff itself, especially when the business being spun off is a distraction, says Jim Rosenfeld, professor of finance at Emory University. Over the long term, the value of the parent company typically rises 3% on the announcement of a spinoff. Time Warner (TWX) shares rose 2.4% Thursday on its news...
  • November 14, 2006
    Washington Post
    "It's hard to understand what they could have done materially to improve the performance of this company," said James Rosenfeld, a finance professor at Emory University's Goizueta Business School...