Mi (Meg) Luo

Mi (Meg) Luo

Associate Professor, Finance & Real Estate

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Bartley Hall Rm 2007
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Email: mi.luo@villanova.edu
Phone: (610) 519-7469


  • Ph.D. (Finance), University of Utah
  • B.S. (Finance), Nanjing University


  • An Empirical Examination of the Costs and Benefits of Executive Stock Options: Evidence from Japan, with Kato, Hideaki K., and Michael Lemmon, and James Schallheim. Journal of Financial Economics, 2005
  • A Bright Side of Financial Constraints in Cash Management, Journal of Corporate Finance, July 2011
  • How Much is Trust Worth: Evidence from the Online Textbook Market, with Bai Xue, Journal of Internet Commerce , 2011
  • The Impact of Independent and Overlapping Board structures on CEO Compensation and Pay-Performance Sensitivity and Earnings Management, with Jui-Chin Chang and Huey-Lian Sun, Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting , 2011
  • REIT Ownership and Property Performance: Evidence from the Lodging Industry, with Shawn Howton, Shelly Howton, and Johnny Lee. Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management , November 2012
  • The Financial Impact of Loyalty Programs in Hotel Industry: A Social Exchange Theory Perspective, with Lee, J. J., Capella, M. L., Taylor, C. Raymond, and Gabler, C., Journal of Business Research ,October 2014,67(10)

Honors and Awards

Bridge Builders Award for Excellence in Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities 2009; Villanova University Summer Research Fellowship 2008 AFA Student Travel Award, AFA, 2004 FMA Graduate Travel Award, University of Utah, 2004


Corporate Finance

Courses Taught

Undergraduate and MBA Corporate Finance, Undergraduate and MBA Corporate Restructuring; Introduction to Investment; Equity Valuation and Markets

In the News Media:

Meg is a regular contributor to “The Smarter Investor” column on U.S.News & World Report. Her articles can be found on her author page: https://www.usnews.com/topics/author/meg-luo

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