Nicholas Crain came to Owen in 2013 after earning his Ph.D. in finance from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation, “Career Concerns and Venture Capital,” which examines the effect of career concerns on the pattern of investments selected by venture capital fund managers, was awarded the Runner-up 2012 Coller Ph.D. Prize by the London Business School. Prior to graduate school, Crain served as associate professor of naval science at the University of Idaho and as a division officer in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Augusta, a nuclear-powered submarine.
Venture capital, private equity, corporate finance, and initial public offerings
PhD, Finance, University of Texas, 2013
MS, Finance, University of Texas, 2009
MA, Applied Economics, Washington State University, 2007
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001