Financial Markets and Institutions
“Application of Difference-in-Differences Strategies in Finance: The Case of Natural Disasters and Bank Responses”(with Yeo Song Yoon) WEAI conference, June 27, 2021
“How Does Financial Literacy Affect the Choice and Use of Alternative Financial Firms and Services?” (with Nguyen Nguyen, Valentina Hartarska, and Jitka Hilliard), Southwestern Finance Association Conference, March 19, 2021.
“How Does Financial Literacy Affect the Choice and Use of Alternative Financial Firms and Services?” (with Nguyen Nguyen, Valentina Hartarska, and Jitka Hilliard), Western Economic Association International Virtual International Conference, 2021, March 17, 2021.
“U.S. Minority Banks: Why So Few — After 150 Years?” (with Jiayi Xu), the 20th International Business & Economics Conference, January 6, 2021.
“How Does Financial Literacy Affect the Choice and Use of Alternative Financial Firms and Services?” (with Nguyen Nguyen, Valentina Hartarska, and Jitka Hilliard), UAB Academic Symposium, November 13, 2020.
“U.S. Minority Banks: Why Still So Few — After 150 Years?” (with Jiayi Xu), the Western Economic Association International Virtual 95th Annual Conference, June 26, 2020.
“Banks and Natural Disasters” (with Stephen Matteo Miller, Yanfei Sun and Shen Zhang), the Western Economic Association
"Minority Depository Institutions: Why So Few–After 150 Years? New News–Poor and Risky PerformanceIs Not the Answer!” (with James R. Barth), Academy of Economics and Finance 57th Annual Meeting, 2020.
“How COVID-19 is Changing the Global Economy’, the EagleCast Webinar series, Auburn, June 16, 2020.
"Bank Regulation and Supervision in 180 Countries from 1999 to 2011," by James R. Barth, Gerard Caprio, Jr., and Ross Levine.
In this paper and the associated database, we provide new data and measures of bank regulatory and supervisory policies in 180 countries from 1999 to 2011. The measures are based upon responses to hundreds of questions, including information on permissible bank activities, capital requirements, the powers of official supervisory agencies, information disclosure requirements, external governance mechanisms, deposit insurance, barriers to entry, and loan provisioning. The dataset also provides information on the organization of regulatory agencies and the size, structure, and performance of banking systems. Since the underlying surveys are large and complex, we construct summary indices of key bank regulatory and supervisory policies to facilitate cross-country comparisons and analyses of changes in banking policies over time.
Outstanding Research Award, Harbert College of Business 2018-2019
2017 Southeast Conference Faculty Achievement Award winner from Auburn University
Auburn University, University Outreach, Outreach Global, Extraordinary Support and Commitment Award, 2016.
Auburn University, College of Business, Best All-Around Faculty Award, 2013
Invited Participant, U.S. Speaker and Specialist Program, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy in Portugal, Speaking Engagements in Portugal, May 2011, (Cancelled)
Maughmer Freedom Philosophy Lecture, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, April 11, 2011
Invited Participant, U.S. Speaker and Specialist Program, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Speaking Engagements in Egypt, May 2010
Auburn University, College of Business, Outstanding Elective Faculty Award, 2010
Invited Participant, U.S. Speaker and Specialist Program, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Speaking Engagements in Russia, May 2009
Auburn University, College of Business Distinctive Faculty Achievement Award, 2009
MBA Teacher of the Year, Auburn University, 2009
Number 1 paper of the top 25 articles in the Journal of Financial Intermediation, 2004-2008
Invited Participant, U.S. Speaker and Specialist Program, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, Speaking Engagements in India, December 2008
Invited Participant, U.S. Speaker and Specialist Program, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy in Beijing, Speaking Engagements in China, June 2006
Auburn University, College of Business Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, 2006
MBA Teacher of the Year, Auburn University, 2003
J. Anderson Davis Lecture, Academy of Economics and Finance, 29th Annual Meeting, Pensacola, Florida, February 13-16, 2002
Omicron Delta Kappa Society, The National Leadership Honor Society, May 1991
Research Award, College of Business, Auburn University, sponsored by Kraft Foods, 1991
Best Paper Award, Financial Institutions and Markets, Eastern Finance Association, 1990
Garn Institute of Finance Grant, University of Utah, "Moral Hazard and the S&L Crisis of the 1980s," (with Carl D. Hudson), 1990
Office of Thrift Supervision Executive Incentive Award, 1989
Federal Home Loan Bank Board Special Act Award, 1989
Senior Executive Service Award for Exemplary Service, 1988
Mid America Institute for Public Policy Research Grant, University of Michigan, "Understanding Thrift Failure Costs and the Regulator's Closure Rule," 1987-1988, declined
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Grant, "The Impact of Government Spending on Economic Activity," (with Michael D. Bradley), 1987
U.S. Small Business Administration Grant, "Employee Characteristics and Firm Size," (with Sheldon Haber and Joseph Cordes), 1985-1987
Federal Home Loan Bank Board Grant, "An Analysis of Risk to Thrift Institutions and to the FSLIC," 1985-1986
Distinguished Paper Award, Southwestern Finance Association, 1985
National Science Foundation Grant, "The Effects of Regulations on Consumer Credit Markets," (with Anthony Yezer and Joseph Cordes), 1978-1980
George Washington University Research Council Grant, 1971-1972, 1972-1973, 1973-1974, 1982-1983
Research Fellow, Ohio State University, 1971-1972
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Dissertation Fellow, 1970-1971
Omicron Delta Epsilon (International Honorary in Economics)
Alpha Iota Delta (National Honorary in Decision Sciences)
Sigma Xi (North American Research Society)
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