Allen Michel

Professor of Finance

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Ph D, Cornell University, Management Economics, 1972.
MA, Yale University, Operations Research, 1969.
BS, Carnegie Mellon University, Physics, 1967.

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Allen Michel is a Professor of Finance at Boston University’s School of Management where he teaches courses in Corporate Finance and served previously as chairman of the Finance/Economics department. He was also a founder of the Michel-Shaked Group, a consulting firm focusing on providing expert testimony to attorneys nationwide. Cases on which he has worked… Read more

Allen Michel is a Professor of Finance at Boston University’s School of Management where he teaches courses in Corporate Finance and served previously as chairman of the Finance/Economics department. He was also a founder of the Michel-Shaked Group, a consulting firm focusing on providing expert testimony to attorneys nationwide. Cases on which he has worked include many prominent valuation, bankruptcy, pensions, damages and securities matters. He has often provided testimony in federal district courts, bankruptcy courts, district courts and state courts. Dr. Michel sold his interest in the business in 2005. He has served as an adviser to government agencies, domestic and international companies and has lectured extensively throughout the world. In addition he worked with more than one hundred entrepreneurial companies on developing and implementing their business plans. Dr. Michel has written three books and more than fifty scholarly articles. Among his awards is the citation of a co-authored article by Dr. Michel in the Journal of Risk and Insurance as the best article of the year and another article listed by the Financial Management as one of the ten most frequently cited articles in that journal over the previous 25 years. He was the co-director of the Institute of Chartered Pension Professionals, an organization providing certification to Pension Professionals in areas such as equity, fixed income, economics, fiduciary responsibility and portfolio management. In addition to his academic writing and professional activities he has appeared as a television commentator more than 75 times and has been quoted in such newspapers as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Dr. Michel has also testified on tax policy in mergers and acquisitions to the House Ways and Means Committee in Washington, D.C. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University, an M.A. from Yale University and a B.S. from Carnegie-Mellon University. Recently, he has served as President of the Jewish Community Center in Newton, Ma.

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    April 24, 2014

    Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Allen Michel, School of Management Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is working on a plan that could make its initial public offering the largest in history. The Chinese e-commerce giant and its bankers are discussing adding new shares to the deal, a move that would enable the company to raise funds for […]

  • Fatter airline profits, worse passenger delays

    January 7, 2014

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  • Small Float IPOs Beat Bigger Floats in the Long Run, Study Finds

    December 11, 2013

    Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Allen Michel, School of Management One bit of conventional wisdom about the hot initial public offering market is that smart companies are holding back shares in order to boost their after-market performance… Expert quote: “An investor who invests in the typical IPO would lose money [versus the market] over the […]

  • Behind the mega airlines merger

    February 14, 2013

    NECN Allen Michel, School of Management The $11 billion merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines would, if approved, create the world’s largest air carrier… View video

  • Airbus to build assembly plant in Alabama

    July 2, 2012

    MarketPlace Allen Michel, School of Management In the next hour, the European airplane maker Airbus is expected to announce a new assembly plant in Alabama… View article and listen to audio

  • The end of individual legacy airlines?

    April 25, 2012

    NECN Allen Michel, School of Management Are we nearing the end of the individual legacy airline carrier era?… View video

  • American flying to uncertain future

    February 2, 2012

    NECN Allen Michel, School of Management Hours after bankrupt American Airlines dropped the stunning announcement it will lay off 13,000 workers as it tries to slash its cost 20 percent, many passengers here were worried about American’s future – including Tony Gallo, who flies 100,000 miles a year as a marketing consultant… View video

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