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Dr. Hui Di Receives 2011 Summer Faculty Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Hui (Ada) Di for receiving a 2011 summer faculty grant! The summer grant allowed Dr. Di to examine whether the tax deductibility of interest expense impacts small businesses’ decision to take on high levels of external debt while controlling for the factors identified in the literature.  This project helped her to extend her capital structure research.  She also gained further experience in applying the Censored Quantile Regression methodology to examine firms whose behavior deviates substantially from the average firm.  As with most research, several unexpected issues arose during the process.  The summer grant allowed her to have the time to work through these issues and reach the point where she is about to submit a draft of the project to an upcoming regional conference.  For all of these reasons, she is very grateful to have received this grant.