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Stuart Gilson has been a Professor of Finance at the Harvard Business School since 1991. He is an expert in valuation, corporate finance, and corporate restructuring. He has written on a broad range of topics, including corporate bankruptcy and debt workouts, tracking stock, equity spin-offs, corporate downsizing, bank mergers, and employee buyouts. His current research focuses on techniques for valuing bankrupt and distressed companies, and on strategies for investing in distressed company securities. In previous research he has investigated the determinants of financial leverage and capital structure in highly leveraged or distressed companies. He has also studied how distressed firms hire, fire, and compensate their senior managers and directors. [+]