My research interests include behavioral finance, investments and business ethics. My early research focused on the role of human cognition in decision making, measuring how actual decisions depart from "rational" behavior. More recently my research has examined the philosophical assumptions and human anthropology embedded in our definitions of "rational financial behavior", and whether those assumptions are consistent with the Christian understanding of the human person. Some of my most recent work focuses on the role of financial models in forming our worldviews, which affect our actual decisions, which in turn help create our future social reality.
Some Recent Publications:
- "The Effect of Unsuccessful Past Repurchases on Future Repurchasing Decisions", March 2021, Management Science.
- "Human Flourishing and the Self-Limiting Assumptions of Modern Finance," 2022, forthcoming, Business and Professional Ethics Journal.
- "Human Flourishing and the Subjective Dimension of Work," 2020, Presented at the AEI Faith and Policy Retreat and published in: Faith & Economics, (76) 107-122.
- "Laborem Exercens and the Subjective Dimension of Work in and Finance", 2022, in Holiness through Work: Commemorating the Encyclical Laborem Exercens. Martin Schlag ed., 2022 Saint Augustine Press.
Some Older Noteworthy Publications:
UNL MBA Distance Teaching Award Recipient 2015-16
UNL MBA Distance Teaching Award Recipient 2017-18
Managerial Economics (GRBA 812) - Economic analysis applied to business decisions. Key modules include history of capitalism, economic costs & benefits, marginal analysis, simple & complex pricing, international economics, financial market bubbles, price discrimination strategies, game theory & bargaining, adverse selection and moral hazard.
Advanced Financial Theory (FIN 961) - Introductory PhD seminar focused on foundations of financial theory applied to asset pricing and corporate finance.
Investments (FIN 363)
Security Analysis (FIN 463)
Options & Futures (FIN 467)
Portfolio Practicum (FIN 468)
- Advanced Financial Theory
- Managerial Economics
- Great Books, Catholic Social Teaching & Economic Thought
- Business Ethics and The Gospel