Brian Wolfe

Assistant Professor
Finance Department


PhD, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
MBA, Williams School of Business, Xavier University
BS, University of Cincinnati


  • Market microstructure


  • Financial intermediation
  • Corporate finance
  • Market microstructure

Selected Publications

“Does Banking Competition Affect Innovation?” (with Jess Cornaggia, Yifei Mao, and  Xuan Tian), 2014, Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming.

  • Conference presentations: 2013 Western Finance Association, 2012 Financial Management Association
  • Seminar presentations: Indiana University 2013

Working Papers

“Crowding Out Banks: Credit Substitution by Peer-to-peer Lending” with Woongsun Yoo

“Financial Intermediation and Innovative Firms”

  • Seminar presentations: Indiana University, University of Missouri, University of Georgia, Wayne State University, Stevens Institute of Technology, University of Arizona, University of Oklahoma, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Cincinnati and University at Buffalo

“The Nexus of Market Segmentation and Platform Pricing Mechanisms in Peer-to-peer Lending” with Hong Kee Sul and Shyam Venkatesan

Awards and Recognition

  • Indiana University Research Database Matching Grant Award 2011
  • University Fellowship, Indiana University
  • Cincinnatus Scholarship Award, University of Cincinnati
  • Thomas Kirby Scholarship, University of Cincinnati
  • Leonard S. Smith Scholarship, University of Cincinnati
  • Libbey Owens Ford National Merit Scholarship, University of Cincinnati

Professional Associations

  • American Finance Association
  • Western Finance Association
  • Financial Management Association

Professional Experience

  • 2002-08  Lyondell Chemicals Inc.  Market development Researcher and Technical Sales Support