Finance research

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Research information

Through rigorous research agendas, faculty in our Finance academic area have made significant contributions to a broad range of topics within the field and have earned distinguished reputations for their scholarship and their knowledge of financial markets and institutions. Our faculty's research in finance has been recognized by The Financial Times for its significant social impact.

Finance faculty serve on the editorial boards of top scholarly journals and publish in leading journals, and they regularly receive teaching awards. The expertise they bring to the classroom equips our students for successful careers as finance professionals.

Area directors

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Research topics

  • Econometrics

  • Corporate finance

  • Financial and legal compliance

  • International finance

  • FinTech

In the Media

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    Bloomberg Opinion

    Ignoring the Rules Sometimes Works

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    Financial Times

    Seeing red: tricky times in the markets

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    Democrats and Republicans Differ as Investors. How to Check Your Bias.

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    Capital Spending Boom Is No Great Boost to Capital Markets

Recent research & news

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Mutual fund productivity increases when sexual harassment is removed from workplace

A new article from Gjergji Cici shows that removing or diminishing the threat of sexual harassment from the workplace improves productivity.
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The color red influences investor behavior, financial research reveals

The phrase “to see red” means to become angry. But for investors, seeing red takes on a whole different meaning. That’s the premise behind a new article by William Bazley, assistant professor of finance at the University of Kansas.
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Crowdsourcing consumer loans can bolster business growth and reduce crime

Imagine being able to borrow money from strangers, but without the potential of getting your thumbs broken if you miss a payment. That’s (sort of) the concept behind peer-to-peer lending.
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Fund managers’ political bias can cost investors, study shows

In addition to their tendencies to be biased toward companies located very close to them, a new paper by University of Kansas researchers finds mutual fund managers tend to favor the stocks of companies whose executives share their political leanings.

Area directors

Ted Juhl
Area Director, Finance, O. Maurice Joy Professor
Claire Rosenfeld
Assistant Area Director, Finance, Assistant Teaching Professor

Finance faculty

Christopher Anderson
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Anderson Chandler Professor
Justin Balthrop
Assistant Professor
William Bazley
Assistant Professor
Shradha Bindal
Assistant Professor
Keith Chauvin
Associate Professor
Capitol Federal Professor
Capitol Federal Professor
Robert DeYoung
Koch Distinguished Professor in Business Economics, Harold Otto Chair of Economics
Art Hall
Director, Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics, Assistant Teaching Professor
Kurt Krogull
Lecturer, Director, Jack Lockton Certificate in Insurance and Risk Management
Felix Meschke
Associate Professor
Atanas Mihov
Associate Professor
Lawrence Morriss Jr.
Professor of the Practice
Kevin Pisciotta
Assistant Professor
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Assistant Teaching Professor, Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics
Levi Russell
Assistant Teaching Professor, Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics
Dieter Schrader
Director of Jennett Finance Scholars Program, Lecturer
Brian Staihr
Rob Szarka
Assistant Teaching Professor, Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics
Kelly Welch
Assistant Teaching Professor
Jide Wintoki
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Area Director, Analytics, Information and Operations Management, Capitol Federal Professor