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Mark Jenkins

Assistant Professor of Finance

Research Interests: applied econometrics, consumer credit, corporate finance, industrial organization

Links: CV

Contact Information

Address: 2335 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, 3620 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Email: mjenk@wharton.upenn.edu
Office: (215) 898-1118

Overview

Education

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2010

B.S.E., Duke University, 2001

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 2009-present

Other Positions

Research Associate, The Brattle Group, 2001-2004

Research


  • Mark Jenkins, Liran Einav, Jonathan Levin (2013), The Impact of Credit Scoring on Consumer Lending, The Rand Journal of Economics, 44 (2), 249 - 274.  Abstract
  • Mark Jenkins (Working), Measuring the Costs of Ex Post Moral Hazard in Subprime Lending.
  • Mark Jenkins, Liran Einav, Jonathan Levin (2012), Contract Pricing in Consumer Credit Markets, Econometrica, 80 (4), 1387 - 1432.  Abstract
  • Mark Jenkins, Paul Liu, Rosa Matzkin, Daniel McFadden (Working), The Browser War: Econometric Analysis of Markov Perfect Equilibrium in Markets with Network Effects.  Abstract

Awards And Honors

Courses

Current

  • FNCE399 - Supervised Study in Finance

    Integrates the work of the various courses and familiarizes the student with the tools and techniques of research.

    FNCE399004 

  • FNCE891 - ADVANCED STUDY PROJECT - CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING

    The objective of this course is to familiarize students with financial, legal and strategic issues associated with the corporate restructuring process. The main focus of the course will be on the restructuring of financially distressed firms. We'll begin by reviewing the financial instruments commonly used by risky firms (leveraged loans and high-yield bonds) and learn to interpret the contracts that govern them. We'll then survey a variety of restructuring methods (out-of-court workouts, exchange offers, prepackaged and pre-negotiated bankruptcies, Chapter 11 reorganizations, international insolvency practices) available to troubled firms and study the dynamics of the restructuring process through a number of historical and current case studies. Finally, we'll consider distressed debt as an asset class and develop techniques for investing in distressed securities. The course will provide students with tools to value distressed companies, understand the legal framework governing bankruptcy and reorganization, and navigate the key strategic issues facing managers and investors in distressed companies. It willalso provide students with a specialized vocabulary and important facts about the restructuring industry, distress investing, and leveraged financial markets.

    FNCE891701 

    FNCE891751 

Previous

  • ACCT899 - Independent Study

  • FNCE391 - CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING

    The objective of this course is to familiarize students with the financial, legal and strategic issues associated the corporate restructuring process. The main focus of the course will be on restructuring financially distressed firms. We will begin by reviewing the financial instruments commonly used by risky firms (leveraged loans and high yield bonds) and learn to interpret the contracts that govern them (out-of-court workouts, exchange offers, prepackaged and pre-negotiated bankrupticies, distressed asset sales, and Chapter 11 reorganizations) available to troubled firms and study the dynamics of the restructuring process through a number of historical and current case studies. Finally, we will consider distressed debt as an asset class and develop techniques for investing in distressed securities. The course will provide students with tools to value distressed companies, understand the legalframework governing bankruptcy and reorganization in the U.S. and other countries, and navigate the key strategic issues facing managers and investors in distressed companies. It will also provide students with a specialized vocabulary and important facts about the restructuring industry, distress investing, and leveraged financial markets. Course content is a mixture of lectures, case studies and guest speakers in the restructuring industry.

  • FNCE399 - Supervised Study in Finance

    Integrates the work of the various courses and familiarizes the student with the tools and techniques of research.

  • FNCE891 - ADVANCED STUDY PROJECT - CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING

    The objective of this course is to familiarize students with financial, legal and strategic issues associated with the corporate restructuring process. The main focus of the course will be on the restructuring of financially distressed firms. We'll begin by reviewing the financial instruments commonly used by risky firms (leveraged loans and high-yield bonds) and learn to interpret the contracts that govern them. We'll then survey a variety of restructuring methods (out-of-court workouts, exchange offers, prepackaged and pre-negotiated bankruptcies, Chapter 11 reorganizations, international insolvency practices) available to troubled firms and study the dynamics of the restructuring process through a number of historical and current case studies. Finally, we'll consider distressed debt as an asset class and develop techniques for investing in distressed securities. The course will provide students with tools to value distressed companies, understand the legal framework governing bankruptcy and reorganization, and navigate the key strategic issues facing managers and investors in distressed companies. It willalso provide students with a specialized vocabulary and important facts about the restructuring industry, distress investing, and leveraged financial markets.