E-Mail:; Address: Cornell Hall 423, University of Missouri-Columbia; Phone: 573-882-8717


    • School of Business, University of Utah, Ph.D., Finance, August 2nd 2013

Research Interests

    • Corporate Finance, Real Estate Finance, Corporate Governance

Teaching Interests

    • Corporate Finance, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Capital Market

Google Scholar citations   

    • 258 as of 2018


    • How Do Firms Finance Non-Primary Market Investments? Evidence from REITs (Joint work with J. Conklin and M. Diop) Real Estate Economics (2017) SSRN
    • Stock Options and Managerial Incentives for Risk-Taking: Evidence from FAS 123R (Joint work with R. Hayes and M. Lemmon, Journal of Financial Economics 105 (2012) 174 - 190) Paper in SSRN      Internet appendix

Working papers

    • Debt incentives and bank risk-taking (Joint work with Yongqiang Chu) Preparing for Resubmission at REE SSRN
    • The devil is in deceit: religion and mortgage misrepresentation (Joint work with James Conklin and Moussa Diop) SSRN
    • Customer concentration and corporate operational risk (Joint work with Shiang Liu and Shiyi Zhang) Under Review SSRN
    • Why do firms use inside debt? --- Evidence from the 2008 financial crisis (Joint work with Joseph Halford and Shiang Liu) SSRN
    • Why Do Firms Use Non-Executive Stock Option Plans: Evidence from FAS 123R
    • The importance of location in the financing of property acquisitions by REITs (Joint work with James Conklin and Moussa Diop) SSRN

Academic affiliation   

    • University of Missouri Columbia

Presentations and Discussions (*)

    • 2017 : AREUEA-ASSA Conference, AREUEA National Conference (2)* 
    • 2016 : AREUEA National Conference, Baruch College
    • 2015 : Baruch College
    • 2013 : Baruch College, Louisiana State University, Michigan State University, Purdue University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Yeshiva University
    • 2012 : Fordham University, Northeastern University
    • 2011 : European Winter Finance Conference, China International Conference in Finance*

Professional Service

    • Referee for Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Behavioral Finance
    • Program committee member and chairperson for 2014 Financial Management Association Annual Conference
    • Reviewer for 2018 International Conference on Physics, Mathematics and Statistics