Robert S. Harris

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

C. Stewart Sheppard Professor of Business Administration

P.O. Box 6550

Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550

United States

http://www.darden.virginia.edu/faculty/harris.htm

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Citation 27

Private Equity Performance: What Do We Know?

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming, Fama-Miller Working Paper, Chicago Booth Research Paper No. 11-44, Darden Business School Working Paper No. 1932316
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 23 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2013
Robert S. Harris, Tim Jenkinson and Steven N. Kaplan
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Oxford - Said Business School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 8,142 (442)
Citation 27

Abstract:

Private Equity, Venture Capital

Private Equity Performance: What Do We Know?

NBER Working Paper No. w17874
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 24 Feb 2012
Robert S. Harris, Tim Jenkinson and Steven N. Kaplan
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Oxford - Said Business School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 182 (134,017)
Citation 27

Abstract:

2.
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Citation 1

Capital Structure Theory: A Current Perspective

UVA-F-1165
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris and Susan Chaplinsky
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 7,410 (537)
Citation 1

Abstract:

capital structure

Capital Structure Theory: A Current Perspective

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1165
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris and Susan Chaplinsky
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 456 (48,623)
Citation 1

Abstract:

capital structure

Applying the Capital Asset Pricing Model

UVA-F-1456
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 1,726 (6,771)

Abstract:

capital asset pricing model, cost of capital

Applying the Capital Asset Pricing Model

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1456
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 394 (58,236)

Abstract:

capital asset pricing model, cost of capital

4.
Downloads 1,972 ( 5,464)

The Dividend Discount Model

UVA-F-1234
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris, Kenneth M. Eades and Susan Chaplinsky
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 1,566 (7,993)

Abstract:

cost of capital, equity valuation, price-earnings ratios, intrinsic value

The Dividend Discount Model

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1234
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris, Kenneth M. Eades and Susan Chaplinsky
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 406 (56,158)

Abstract:

cost of capital, equity valuation, price-earnings ratios, intrinsic value

The Market Risk Premium: Expectational Estimates Using Analysts' Forecasts

Darden Business School Working Paper No. 99-08
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Dec 2000
Robert S. Harris and Felicia C. Marston
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - McIntire School of Commerce
Downloads 1,808 (6,219)
Citation 31

Abstract:

The Market Risk Premium: Expectational Estimates Using Analysts' Forecasts

Journal of Applied Finance, Vol. 11, 2001
Posted: 06 Nov 2001
Robert S. Harris and Felicia C. Marston
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - McIntire School of Commerce

Abstract:

6.
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Citation 1

Debt Financing, Firm Value, and the Cost of Capital

UVA-F-1166
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris and Susan Chaplinsky
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 1,554 (8,102)
Citation 1

Abstract:

corporate financial strategy, capital structure, debt policy

Debt Financing, Firm Value, and the Cost of Capital

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1166
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris and Susan Chaplinsky
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 191 (128,003)
Citation 1

Abstract:

corporate financial strategy, capital structure, debt policy

7.

MCI Communications Corp.: Capital Structure Theory

UVA-F-1175
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris and Susan Chaplinsky
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 1,744 (5,840)

Abstract:

cost of capital, debt policy

8.

Value Creation, Net Present Value and Economic Profit

UVA-F-1164
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 1,432 (7,519)

Abstract:

capital budgeting, economic analysis, net present value, performance evaluation

9.

Has Persistence Persisted in Private Equity? Evidence from Buyout and Venture Capital Funds

Darden Business School Working Paper No. 2304808, Fama-Miller Working Paper
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2014
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Oxford - Said Business School
Downloads 1,295 (4,667)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Private equity, performance persistence, venture capital

Ex Ante Cost of Equity Estimates of S&P 500 Firms: The Choice between Global and Domestic CAPM

Financial Management 32(3), 2003, 51-66
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 Oct 2002 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2015
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - McIntire School of Commerce, University of Saskatchewan - Edwards School of Business and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,258 (11,426)
Citation 11

Abstract:

Ex Ante, Cost of Equity, CAPM

Ex Ante Cost of Equity Estimates of S&P 500 Firms: The Choice between Global and Domestic CAPM

Darden Business School Working Paper No. 02-09
Posted: 10 Jan 2005
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - McIntire School of Commerce, University of Saskatchewan - Edwards School of Business and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance

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11.

Corporate Financial Transactions

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 26 Oct 1999
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, Deceased and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 1,093 (14,222)

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12.

Fundamentals of Discounted Cash Flow

UVA-F-0918
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 815 (21,492)

Abstract:

discounted cash flow, cost of capital, interest rates, present value, valuation

The Effects of Debt Equity on Shareholder-Return Requirements and Beta

UVA-F-1168
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris and Susan Chaplinsky
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 639 (31,264)

Abstract:

corporate financial strategy, capital structure, debt policy

The Effects of Debt Equity on Shareholder-Return Requirements and Beta

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1168
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris and Susan Chaplinsky
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 106 (209,144)

Abstract:

corporate financial strategy, capital structure, debt policy

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Terminal Values, Multiples, and Competitive Advantage

UVA-F-1202
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 616 (32,094)

Abstract:

competitive analysis, constant-growth model, valuation

15.

How Do Private Equity Investments Perform Compared to Public Equity?

Darden Business School Working Paper No. 2597259
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 23 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2015
Robert S. Harris, Tim Jenkinson and Steven N. Kaplan
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Oxford - Said Business School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 588 (3,764)

Abstract:

private equity, venture capital, performance, public markets

16.

Cash Flows and Pro Formas

UVA-F-0929
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 553 (35,744)

Abstract:

capital budgeting, cash flow, forecasting, valuation

17.

A Comparison of the Weighted-Average Cost of Capital and Equity-Residual Approaches to Valuation

UVA-F-1301
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 535 (39,530)

Abstract:

with Integrative, valuation

'Best Practices' in Estimating the Cost of Capital: An Update

Journal of Applied Finance (Formerly Financial Practice and Education), Vol. 23, No. 1, 2013
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 12 Nov 2015
Southern Virginia University, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Washington - Department of Finance and Business Economics
Downloads 516 (41,543)
Citation 1

Abstract:

'Best Practices' in Estimating the Cost of Capital: An Update

Journal of Applied Finance, Spring/Summer 2013, Volume 23, No. 1
Posted: 16 Jul 2013
Southern Virginia University, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Washington - Department of Finance and Business Economics

Abstract:

cost of capital, risk free rate, beta, equity market, merket risk premium

Using the Equity Residual Approach to Valuation When the Capital Structure is Changing: An Example

UVA-F-1267
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris and Robert M. Conroy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 413 (54,995)

Abstract:

capital structure, leveraged buyouts, valuation

Using the Equity Residual Approach to Valuation When the Capital Structure is Changing: An Example

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1267
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris and Robert M. Conroy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 57 (304,842)

Abstract:

capital structure, leveraged buyouts, valuation

Carrier &Amp; Tyler Refrigeration: An Acquisition for Growth

UVA-F-1312
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris, Jeanne Liedtka and Emily Jean Gibbons
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and Independent
Downloads 285 (84,895)

Abstract:

acquisitions, industry analysis, valuation

Carrier &Amp; Tyler Refrigeration: An Acquisition for Growth

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1312
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris, Jeanne Liedtka and Emily Jean Gibbons
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and Independent
Downloads 92 (230,816)

Abstract:

acquisitions, industry analysis, valuation

What Do Different Commercial Data Sets Tell Us About Private Equity Performance?

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 14 Dec 2015
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Finance Area, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 342 (68,927)

Abstract:

Private Equity, Venture Capital

What Do Different Commercial Data Sets Tell Us About Private Equity Performance?

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 14 Dec 2015
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Finance Area, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Downloads 30 (401,555)

Abstract:

Private Equity, Venture Capital

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The Black-Scholes Option-Pricing Model

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1522
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris and Robert M. Conroy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 272 (82,679)

Abstract:

option valuation

Inflation, Exchange Rates, and Required Returns

UVA-F-1158
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 202 (121,332)

Abstract:

exchange rates, forecasting, inflation, interest rates, international finance, international, Alternative Business Issue or Setting

Inflation, Exchange Rates, and Required Returns

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1158
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 36 (372,096)

Abstract:

exchange rates, forecasting, inflation, interest rates, international finance, international, Alternative Business Issue or Setting

24.
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Frank Spence

UVA-F-1206
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 140 (168,698)

Abstract:

acquisitions, entrepreneurship, mergers, small business, valuation

Frank Spence

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1206
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 82 (248,509)

Abstract:

acquisitions, entrepreneurship, mergers, small business, valuation

25.

Hope Enterprises

UVA-F-1219
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 218 (103,413)

Abstract:

discounted cash flow, acquisitions, mergers, valuation

26.

Note on Valuation of Cash Flows in Different Currencies

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1080
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 12 Jun 2009
Robert S. Harris
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 186 (92,393)

Abstract:

capital budgeting, exchange rates, international finance, valuation

27.

Using the Equity Residual Approach to Valuation: An Example (Abridged)

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1609
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 05 Apr 2010
Robert S. Harris and Robert M. Conroy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 157 (130,696)

Abstract:

Equity, valuation

28.

Investure, Llc, and Smith College

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1537
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
dorothy J Kelley, Susan Chaplinsky and Robert S. Harris
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 141 (158,017)

Abstract:

investment management, nonprofit organizations, venture capital, private equity

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Spot and Forward Interest Rates

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1520
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris and Robert M. Conroy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 134 (160,802)

Abstract:

interest rates, Arbitrage, valuation

30.

Investment Decision and Cash Flows

Darden Case No. UVA-F-0915
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 12 Jun 2009
Robert S. Harris and John Pringle
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 132 (165,401)

Abstract:

valuation

31.

Valuing Assets in Financial Markets

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1518
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris and Robert M. Conroy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 121 (180,688)

Abstract:

discounted cash flow, present value, Risk and Return, Arbitrage, valuation, multiples

32.

Financial Intermediation in Private Equity: How Well Do Funds of Funds Perform?

Darden Business School Working Paper No. 2620582
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2017
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Oxford - Said Business School
Downloads 116 (31,885)

Abstract:

private equity, fund of funds, financial intermediation, venture capital

33.

Koppers Co.

UVA-F-0921
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris and Larry Puglia
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 116 (187,487)

Abstract:

international banking, investment banking, international case, diversity case, strategy formulation, strategy implementation, takeovers, valuation, international

34.

Valuation Methodology: A Comparison of the Weighted-Average Cost of Capital and Equity-Residual Approaches

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1007
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 12 Jun 2009
Robert S. Harris
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 112 (192,388)

Abstract:

financing, valuation

35.

Option Contracts and Their Valuation

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1519
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris and Robert M. Conroy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 112 (188,677)

Abstract:

option valuation, valuation

36.

Valuing Companies: An Overview of Analytical Approaches

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1187
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 14 Jun 2009
Robert S. Harris
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 103 (191,127)

Abstract:

acquisitions, present value, valuation

37.

Lonestar Graphite

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1595
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Apr 2010
Robert S. Harris
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 99 (172,164)

Abstract:

acquisitions, valuation, private equity

38.

Global Paper: The Aussedat-Rey Acquisition

UVA-F-1260
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris, Kenneth M. Eades and Susan Chaplinsky
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 86 (235,695)

Abstract:

mergers and acquisitions

39.

Required Returns, the Market Risk Premium, and Historical Returns

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1022
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 12 Jun 2009
Robert S. Harris
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 80 (237,438)

Abstract:

cost of capital, financial analysis, valuation

40.

Option Valulation and Dividend Payments

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1523
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris and Robert M. Conroy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 70 (261,969)

Abstract:

option valuation

Changes in the Market Risk Premium and the Cost of Capital: Implications for Practice

Journal of Applied Finance (Formerly Financial Practice and Education), Vol. 23, No. 1, 2013
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 12 Nov 2015
Robert S. Harris and Felicia C. Marston
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - McIntire School of Commerce
Downloads 69 (275,518)

Abstract:

Changes in the Market Risk Premium and the Cost of Capital: Implications for Practice

Journal of Applied Finance, Spring/Summer 2013, Volume 23, No. 1
Posted: 16 Jul 2013
Robert S. Harris and Felicia C. Marston
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - McIntire School of Commerce

Abstract:

Merket Risk Premium, Cost of Capital, long-term interst rates, credit spreads, volatility

42.

International Paper: The Aussedat-Rey Acquisition

Darden Case No. UVA-F-0920
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 12 Jun 2009
Robert S. Harris and Mark Mead
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 52 (288,391)

Abstract:

acquisitions, takeovers

43.

Interest Rates, Market Pricing, and Compounding

Darden Case No. UVA-F-1517
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 21 Oct 2008
Robert S. Harris and Robert M. Conroy
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 40 (340,528)

Abstract:

interest rates, valuation

44.

Are Too Many Private Equity Funds Top Quartile?

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 24, Issue 4, pp. 77-89, 2012
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 Dec 2012
Robert S. Harris and Rüdiger Stucke
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Oxford - Said Business School
Downloads 9 (480,812)
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45.

Company Valuation in Mergers and Acquisitions: How Is Discounted Cash Flow Applied by Leading Practitioners?

Journal of Applied Finance (Formerly Financial Practice and Education), Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 43-51, 2014
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 29 Oct 2015
Southern Virginia University, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Washington - Department of Finance and Business Economics
Downloads 0 (49,741)

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46.

Stock-Splits and Information: The Role of Share Price

Darden Business School Paper No. 98-01
Posted: 27 Jun 2001
Robert M. Conroy and Robert S. Harris
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

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The Effects Of Taxation On Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence From U.S., U.K., and Canadian Acquisitions Of U.S. Firms

Posted: 26 Aug 1998
Robert Parrino, Richard B. Boebel and Robert S. Harris
University of Texas at Austin - Department of Finance, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

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