Joel Harper PhD, CFA

Director, School of Finance, Operations Management, and International Business
Bill G. Blair Professor of Finance Collins College of Business
School of Finance, Operations Management and International Business
Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
B.B.A., Harding University

Pension Management and Design, International Financial Market Development, Privatization

Corporate Finance, International Finance, & Research Methods

The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Journal Articles

"Economic Shocks and Share Repurchases" with Hsuan-Chi Chen and Subramanian Iyer, North American Journal of Economics and Finance,

"Cash flow volatility and investor sentiment", with Subramanian Rama Iyer, Managerial Finance, 2017,Vol. 43 Issue: 2, pp.178-192

"Diversification Discount and Investor Sentiment" with Subramanian Rama Iyer and Ali Nejadmalayeri, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 2017, Vol. 42, pp. 218–236

"Off-Track: The Disappearance of Tracking Stocks” with Travis Davidson Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 26, Issue 4, Fall 2014, 98-105.

"Pension Conversion, Termination, and Wealth Transfers” with Stephen Treanor Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 81, Issue 1, March 2014, 177-198.

"Obstacles to Developing a Banking System in Transition Economies: A Literature Survey” with James E. McNulty, Financial Markets, Institutions, and Instruments, Vol. 21, No. 4, November 2012, 203 – 240.

“Foreign Exchange Exposure of ‘Domestic’ Corporations” with Raj Aggarwal Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol. 29, No. 8, December 2010, 1619 – 1636.

“Public Sector Pension Governance in the United States: Up to the Task” Rotman International Journal of Pension Management, Vol. 1, No. 1, Fall 2008, 22 – 28.

“Financial System Size in Transition Economies: The Effect of Legal Origin” with James E. McNulty, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking Vol. 40, No. 6, September 2008, 1263 – 1280.

“Financial Intermediation and the Rule of Law in Transitional Economies of Central and Eastern Europe” with James E. McNulty and Anita K. Pennathur, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 47, Iss. 1, March 2007, 55 – 68.

“Performance Comparison Between Exchange-Traded Funds and Closed-End Country Funds” with Jeff Madura and Oliver Schnusenberg, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Vol. 16, No. 2, April 2006, 104-122.

“Interaction Between Short Sales and Potential Inside Sales in the IPO Aftermarket” with Jarrod Johnston and Jeff Madura, Journal of Financial Services Research, Vol. 27, No. 3, September 2005, 283-302.

“Follow-on Offerings,” with Jarrod Johnston and Jeff Madura, Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 28, Issue 1, 2004, 251-264.

"Sources of Hidden Value and Risk within Tracking Stock,” with Jeff Madura, Financial Management, Vol. 31, Issue 3 (Autumn), 2002, 91-109.

“The Performance of Privatized Firms in the Czech Republic,” Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 26, April 2002, 621-649.

“Short-Run Effects of Privatization on Operating Performance in the Czech Republic,” Journal of Financial Research, Vol. 24, No. 1, Spring 2001, 119-131.

“Equity Valuations in the Czech Voucher Privatization Auctions,” with Raj Aggarwal, Financial Management, Vol. 29, No. 4 (Winter), 2000, 77-100.

"An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship between Ownership Structure and Operating Performance of Newly Privatized Czech Firms" with Tim Krehbiel, Advances in Financial Economics, Vol. 4, 1999, 79-101.

"Asymmetric Changes in the Eurodollar Risk Premium" International Journal of Finance, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1997, 577-585.

American Finance Association
CFA Institute
Financial Management Association