Professor Tookes’ research lies at the intersection of capital markets and corporate finance. Much of her earlier work focuses on understanding the ways in which credit market frictions can impact firms’ financing decisions. She has a particular interest in credit default swap and convertible bond markets. In another line of research, Professor Tookes has linked firms’ competition in product markets to various aspects of corporate finance. For example, she has a recent paper that identifies the effects of initial public offerings on rival firms. Professor Tookes teaches the Corporate Finance elective in both the full-time MBA and the MBA for Executives programs. She has received teaching awards in both of these programs.