Press & Policymaker Coverage

Joshua T. White

Assistant Professor of Finance

Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Dean's Faculty Fellow

Select Broadcast Interviews

  1. Television

  • Musk addresses Twitter staff, CNBC World (Capital Connections), 6/17/22 [Video]

  • Cryptocurrencies and digital assets regulation, NewsChannel 5 Nashville (MorningLine), 6/13/22 [Video]

  • Elon Musk says seeking extra financing to fund $44 billion Twitter deal, CNBC World (Capital Connections), 5/26/22 [Video]

  • Can Twitter find a white knight to fend off Elon Musk?, CNBC World (Capital Connections), 4/19/22 [Video]

  • What are non fungible tokens or NFTs?, NewsChannel 5 Nashville (MorningLine), 2/22/22 [Video]

  • Meme stocks continue to gather momentum, CNBC World (Capital Connections), 8/9/21 [Video]

  1. Radio

  • What do Elon Musk and Twitter mean for financial markets, Así Amaneció (Ecuador), 5/16/22

  • The arrival of Elon Musk on Twitter, Así Amaneció (Ecuador), 4/29/22

  • Elon Musk is going to transform Twitter according to his vision, W Radio (La W Radio), 4/26/22 [Audio]

  • Rackspace tries to stem stock woes with $75M buyback, Texas Public Radio, 3/7/22 [Audio]

  • Why non-fungible tokens are gaining popularity, Wisconsin Public Radio (Central Time), 1/12/22 [Audio]

Select Quotations by Journalists

  1. Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance

  • U.S. SEC looking into Musk's Twitter stake purchase, Reuters, 5/27/22

  • Chipmaker Broadcom to buy VMware in $61 bln deal, Reuters, 5/26/22

  • Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter is on hold, CNN, 5/13/22

  • Elon Musk’s Twitter has struggled to turn a profit for years, Fortune, 4/26/22

  • It looks like nothing will stop Elon Musk from owning Twitter, MarketWatch, 4/25/22

  • Musk says he has secured $46.5 bln in funding for Twitter bid, Reuters, 4/21/22

  • Twitter's board readies against hostile takeover, BBC News, 4/15/22

  • Twitter opts for 'poison pill' to repel Elon Musk takeover, Voice of America, 4/15/22

  • Rivian customers who pre-ordered electric SUVs and trucks made millions from IPO pop, CNBC, 11/10/21

  • Robinhood’s shares fall in public trading debut, New York Times, 7/29/21

  • The four biggest ways that Robinhood changed investing, Bloomberg News, 7/29/21

  • In Robinhood’s stock debut, a tumble and then sharp swings, Associated Press News, 7/29/21

  • Robinhood banks on its traders’ allegiance in IPO like no other, Bloomberg News, 7/28/21

  • Is investing in rideshares a good idea? U.S. News & World Report, 6/4/19

  1. Retail Investors and Meme Stocks

    • Welcome to the stonk market: Is finance just another meme? The Verge, 11/1/21

    • Penny stock trading volume has hit a record $548 billion, soaring past 2020 totals as retail investors pour into the market, Business Insider, 10/4/21

    • The new wave of retail traders is younger, less white, and less male, Quartz, 3/24/21

    • GameStop timeline: A closer look at the saga that upended Wall Street, ABC News, 2/5/21

    • How Robinhood became a target of the retail-trading hype it helped create, Quartz, 2/4/21

    • GameStop stock is plummeting but the Reddit rebellion is just beginning, CNN, 2/2/21

    • Silver surges, AMC ticks up, GameStop falls as retail investors shake up markets, ABC News, 2/1/21

    • My family won’t let me go hungry: Two young Robinhood traders surf the GameStop wave—but not without some regrets, MarketWatch, 2/1/21

    • The GameStop trade needed short-sellers to work—and so do markets, Quartz, 1/29/21

    • Good luck proving Reddit traders did anything illegal by pumping GameStop, Quartz, 1/28/21

    • 5 stocks to buy because of heavy insider buying in July, InvestorPlace, 7/28/20

  1. Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and Fintech

    • Stablecoins might be the first cryptocurrency to get regulated in the U.S., TIME-NextAdvisor, 4/11/22

    • 4 things you can do now to prepare your crypto investment for future regulation, TIME-NextAdvisor, 3/22/22

    • Not just for artwork, NFTs are being used by political candidates to raise money, attract young supporters, ABC News, 1/26/22

    • Nonfungible tokens the new fad for campaign fundraising, CQ Roll Call, 1/4/22

    • Crypto and investment scams skyrocket in 2020 and 2021, The Motley Fool, 7/7/21

    • Digital art frenzy raises questions for tax, law enforcement, CQ Roll Call, 4/13/21

    • The FBI thinks Long Island Iced Tea’s infamous pivot to blockchain was sweetened by insider trading, Quartz, 7/25/19

    • Nashville real estate snatched up by cryptocurrency & crowdfunded ventures, Tennessean, 8/1/18

    • Crypto traders may not care about market manipulation, but governments do, Quartz, 4/27/18

    • The uncomfortable parallels between ICOs and the ‘penny stock’ underworld, Quartz, 10/31/17

Media Citations of Research

  1. Media: Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Law, ABC News, Huffington Post, Quartz, AP News, Business Wire, MarketWatch, CQ Roll Call, The Industry Spread, Better Markets, Research News @ Vanderbilt, Minnesota Reformer, Advisor’s Edge, Investment Executive, Financial Advisor Magazine

  2. Legal Blogs: MoFo Jumpstarter Blog, Cadwalader Cabinet, The Startup Blog, The Corporate Counsel Blog, Semler Brossy Advisors’ Blog,, PubCo @ Cooley, Exiger, OTC Markets Blog, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, Yale Law School Journal on Regulation Blog

Policymaker Citations of Research

  1. Speech or Testimony: SEC Chair M.J. White (speech), SEC Comm. C. Crenshaw (speech), SEC Comm. M. Piwowar (speech), SEC Comm. D. Gallagher (speech), SEC Comm. K. Stein (speech), SEC Comm. L. Aguilar (speech), SEC Investor Advocate R. Fleming (speech & report), SEC Chief Accountant W. Bricker (speech), SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies, FTC Comm. Phillips (speech), A. Green (testimony to Congress), T. Gellasch (testimony to Congress), Massachusetts Chief Securities Regulator, G-20Y Summit Global Financial Industry Committee, GAO (report to Congress)

  2. Rulemaking Activity: SEC Proposed and Final Rule on Publication or Submission of Quotations Without Specified Information (Rule 15c2-11), Joint Proposed and Final Rulemaking by Federal Reserve / OCC / FDIC / FHFA / SEC / HUD on Credit Risk Retention (Dodd-Frank Section 941), SEC Proposed and Final Rulemaking on Accelerated Filer and Large Accelerated Filer Definitions (Rule 12b-2), North American Securities Administrators Association