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Bill Beedles

Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 3104
University of Kansas

Academic Area



PhD Finance, The University of Texas at Austin (1975)
Master's M.S. in Business, Kansas State University (1971)
Bachelor's B.S. in Business, Kansas State University (1970)

Joined the University of Kansas in 1978


  • Managerial Finance
  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Current Activities

After years of focusing primarily on academic research, my interests shifted to applications of financial economics for solving current business problems. Therefore in addition to working closely with undergraduate and masters students, I have extensive dealings with adult learners through the School’s executive education initiatives and consulting engagements. These experiences have more recently led to a focus on enriching the experiences of undergraduate students in the classroom, and as they transition to the world of work.

Selected Publications

"A Micro-Econometric Investigation of Multi-Objective Firms". The Journal of Finance.

"An Investigation of the Information Content of Foreign Sensitive Payment Disclosures". Journal of Accounting and Economics. With David B. Smith and Howard F. Stettler.

"Mutually Exclusive Projects with Unequal Lives, Reinvestment Plans and Unequal Required Rates of Return,. Journal of Financial Education. With O. Maurice Joy.

"On the Asymmetry of Market Returns". Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

"Asymmetric Stable Distributed Security Returns". Journal of the American Statistical Association. With Michael A. Simkowitz.

"Regularities in Australian Share Returns". Australian Journal of Management. With Peter Dodd and Robert R. Officer.

"Size, Liquidity, and the Cost of Equity". Journal of Small Business Finance.

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