Name Research Interests
Zhongdong (Ronnie) Chen

Corporate Governance; Empirical Asset Pricing; Banking

Arthur T. Cox

Farm land value; Development impact fees; Housing trends; Real estate appraisal methodology.

Ryan Flugum

Financial Intermediaries; Hedge Funds; Empirical Asset Pricing

Justin Lallemand

Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Structure, International/Cross-Border Mergers, Executive Network Centrality

Brett C. Olsen

Corporate governance; Valuation; Ownership; Warrants; Anything that piques my curiosity

Sharmistha (Shar) Self

Economic Development, Economics of Health, Education, and Welfare, Gender Economics, Asian Economics, Agricultural Economics

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