Professor Brad Cornell has been involved in a number of challenging assignments that involve the application of finance theory. He was appointed by AT & T to be their cost of capital expert for the company's entry into the local telephone business nationwide. He also was asked to serve as the valuation expert for the California Office of Ratepayer Advocates regarding the proposed merger of Pacific Telesis and SBC Communication.
Prof. Cornell’s research applies financial economic models of incomplete information to the problem of ethnic discrimination. He has published several articles and is finishing a book on this topic.