William Mcshane

Assistant Professor

  • Department: Economics and Management

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Professor McShane is an assistance professor of finance and economics. He teaches courses in Corporate Finance, International Financial Markets, and Entrepreneurial Finance. His research focuses on mergers and acquisitions, startups, and financial spillovers. 


  • M.Sc. in International Economics and Finance (2017), Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg
  • B.A. in Psychology (2015), Beloit College


  • McShane, W., & Sevilir, M. (2023). R&D tax credits and the acquisition of startups (No. 15/2023). IWH Discussion Papers.
  • McShane, W. (2023). Long-run competitive spillovers of the credit crunch (No. 10/2023). IWH Discussion Papers.
  • Gropp, R., & McShane, W. (2021). Why are households saving so much during the corona recession? (No. 1/2021). IWH Policy Notes.
  • Gropp, R., & McShane, W. (2020). Why life insurers are key to economic dynamism in Germany (No. 6/2020). IWH Online.
  • Gropp, R., Koetter, M., & McShane, W. (2020). The Corona recession and bank stress in Germany (No. 4/2020). IWH Online.
  • Gropp, R., Koetter, M., & McShane, W. (2020). Transmitting fiscal Covid-19 counterstrikes effectively: Mind the banks! (No. 2/2020). IWH Online.