Financial Economics Institute

Research Opportunities

A primary goal of the Financial Economics Institute is to foster student and faculty research. In pursuance of this goal, the Institute offers student research analyst positions that allow students to work closely with faculty on their research projects.

In addition, the Institute serves as a gateway for students completing the senior thesis and other major research projects. A sampling of recently completed student projects can be found below.

  • The Market Impact of Privacy Breaches and Disqualification of Federal Judges (Andrew Bergman ’14 supervised by Professor Eric Helland)

  • The Impact of SEC Enforcement Actions on Corporate Accounting Rules Violations (Jasmine DiLucci ’14 supervised by Professor Joshua Rosett)

  • The Evolution of Corporate Governance (Andrew Dodds ’15 and Lawrence Zhong ’14 supervised by Professor Henrik Cronqvist)

  • How Does Coinsurance Affect Acquirer Returns in Mergers (Viken Douzdjian ’13 supervised by Professor Hughson)

  • Quartile Regression and the Prediction of Financial Statement Errors (Merriel Foster ’14 and Arjun Kapur ’14 supervised by Professor Ananda Ganguly and Professor Jungmo Yoon)

  • Congressional Insider Trading: Should We Be Concerned? (Stacie Hettrick ’13 supervised by Professor Eric Hughson)

  • Quartile Regression and the Prediction of Financial Statement Errors (David Hirsch ’13 supervised by Professor Ananda Ganguly and Professor Jungmo Yoon)

  • Tobin’s q Does Not Measure Firm Performance: Theory, Empirics, and Alternative Measures (Rachel Kitzmiller ’13 supervised by Professor Mitch Warachka)

  • Congressional Insider Trading: Should We Be Concerned? (Edward Leathers ’15 and Samuel Wong ’13 supervised by Professor Eric Hughson)

  • Interest Rate Liberation in China: An Event Study (Xinzhu “Nancy” Li supervised by Professor Richard Burdekin)

  • Are Happy Employees Productive Employees? Financial Performance Through the Lens of Neuroeconomics (Philip Liao ’14 supervised by Professor Paul Zak at CGU)

  • College and University Endowments (Benjamin Pyle ’13 supervised by Professor Lisa Meulbroek, Professor Janet Smith, and Professor Henrik Cronqvist)

  • Exchange-Rate Expectations and Balance-of-Payments Adjustment in Economies with Internationally Integrated Financial Markets (Yijing “Artemis” Shen ’13 supervised by Professor Sven Arndt)

  • Interest Rate Liberation in China: An Event Study (Yijing “Artemis” Shen ’13 supervised by Professor Richard Burdekin)

  • Disqualification of Federal Judges (Nicholas Weiss ’15 supervised by Professor Eric Helland)