Paul H. Décaire

Paul H. Décaire
  • Ph.D. Candidate

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    2425 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall 3620 Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: Empirical Corporate Finance, Capital Budgeting, Firm Investment

Links: CV, Personal Website


I am a fourth-year Ph.D. Candidate in Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.   My research focuses on corporate investment, capital budgeting and firm organizational structure. ​Before enrolling in my Ph.D., I obtained a MA in Economics from Queen’s University and a BBA in Finance from HEC Montréal.

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Real Option Exercise: Empirical Evidence, With Erik P. Gilje and Jérôme P. Taillard

  • Best Paper Award, 15th Annual Conference in Financial Economics at IDC-Herzliya (2018)
  • Best Paper Award, 6th Annual USC Marshall Ph.D. Conference in Finance (2018)

Review of Financial Studies, Revise and Resubmit



What Really Helps Employees to Improve (It’s not Criticism)

Author Marcus Buckingham defied much of HR’s accepted wisdom in his keynote at the recent Wharton People Analytics Conference.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/05/16
Late Bloomers: Why Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Journalist and self-described late bloomer Rich Karlgaard rejects societal pressure to achieve success at an early age, saying there’s plenty of scientific evidence that many people find their talents later in life.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/05/16
Empowering the Developing World, One Bicycle at a Time

World Bicycle Relief, a nonprofit organization that builds and distributes bicycles in rural areas of the developing world, is the 2019 winner of the Lipman Prize.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/05/16