James P. Harrington is a director in the Valuation Digital Solutions practice, based in the Chicago office. James provides technical support on client engagements involving cost of capital and business valuation matters. He is a leading contributor to the firm’s efforts in the development of studies, surveys, online content and tools, and firmwide valuation models.

Prior to joining the firm, James was Director of Valuation Research in Morningstar's Financial Communications business. He led the group that produced the Ibbotson Stocks, Bonds, Bills and Inflation® (SBBI®) Valuation Yearbook, Ibbotson Stocks, Bonds, Bills and Inflation® (SBBI®) Classic Yearbook, Ibbotson Cost of Capital Yearbook and various international cost of capital reports.

James is a co-author of the Valuation Handbook series along with colleagues Carla Nunes and Roger Grabowski. These include the Valuation Handbook – International Guide to Cost of Capital, Valuation Handbook – International Industry Cost of Capital, Valuation Handbook – U.S. Guide to Cost of Capital and Valuation Handbook – U.S. Industry Cost of Capital. The information and data in the valuation handbooks are now available exclusively through the firm’s online Cost of Capital Navigator platform at dpcostofcapital.com. James is a contributing author to the “Cost of Capital: Applications and Examples, 5th Edition” and contributes on behalf of the firm to the Stocks, Bonds, Bills and Inflation® (SBBI®) Yearbook. 

James holds an MBA in finance and economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.S. in business administration from The Ohio State University.

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