The Journal of Medical Practice Management published ASSISTANT PROFESSOR YUVAL BAR-OR’s article “Empowering Physicians with Financial Literacy.” The piece, which appeared last summer, addressed the importance of preparing medical students for their professional careers by providing them with “a simple framework of financial literacy.”


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR JIM KYUNG-SOO LIEW and Assistant Professor Támas Budávari of Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering co-authored a paper titled “Identification of a Social Media Equity Factor Derived Directly from Tweet Sentiments,” which is forthcoming in The Journal of Portfolio Management.

Also, Liew and Zura Kakushadze, president and co-founder of Quantigic Solutions LLC and a professor in the schools of business and physics at the Free University of Tbilisi, wrote the article “Is It Possible to OD on Alpha?” for the fall 2015 issue of The Journal of Alternative Investments.


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR LASSE MERTINS was part of a research team that won the American Accounting Association Management Accounting Section’s 2016 Outstanding Case Award at the AAA’s Midyear Meeting this past January in Dallas, Texas. Mertins and his co-authors – Associate Professor James Long, Associate Professor DeWayne Searcy, and Assistant Professor Brian Vansant, all of Auburn University – were honored for their case “Tiger Energy Drinks: Fueling Earnings Management.”

In addition, the article “Ideology and the Balanced Scorecard: An Empirical Exploration of the Tension Between Shareholder Value Maximization And Corporate Social Responsibility,” co-authored by Mertins and Professor Regina Bento and Professor Lourdes White, both of the University of Baltimore, was accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Ethics.


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR XIAN SUN co-authored the paper “Monitoring the ‘invisible’ hand of market discipline: Capital adequacy revisited,” which was published last year in the Journal of Banking and Finance. Her collaborators on the study were Professor Iftekhar Hasan of Fordham University and Akhtar Siddique of the Bank of Finland.

Another article credited to Sun, “CEO Political Preference and Tax Sheltering,” is forthcoming in the Journal of Corporate Finance.


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR KEN YOOK’s study “The wealth effects of accelerated stock repurchases,” written with Professor Partha Gangopadhyay of St. Cloud State University, was chosen by the editors of Managerial Finance as that journal’s outstanding paper of 2014.

Another paper by Yook and Gangopadhyay, “Debt-funded Stock Repurchases: Are They Bad for the Economy?,” has been accepted for publication in Financial Decisions.