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Jeff Jones - Missouri State University. Springfield, MO, US

Jeff Jones Jeff Jones

Associate Professor, Finance | Missouri State University

Springfield, MO, UNITED STATES

Dr. Jones' primary research interests include the impact of opacity on the valuation of banks and systemic financial crises.

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Dr. Jeff Jones' primary research interests are in the area of banking and financial institutions, specifically the impact of opacity on the valuation of banks and systemic financial crises.

He has taught a wide variety of finance courses, such as Investments, Portfolio Management, Personal Financial Management, Derivatives and Alternative Investments, Fixed Income Securities, Financial Markets & Institutions, Bank Management and Corporate Finance. He has also taught courses outside of finance, including Business Foundations, Principles of Accounting and Basic Economic Theory.

Industry Expertise (3)

Accounting Business Services Education/Learning

Areas of Expertise (11)

Business Finance Banking Financial Analysis Financial Research Accounting Econometrics Investments Financial Modeling Higher Education Public Speaking

Accomplishments (3)

Research Stipend (professional)

2011
Drury University, Breech School of Business

Summer Research Grant (professional)

2007
Drury University, Breech School of Business

Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching Award (professional)

2005
University of Arkansas, Sam M. Walton College of Business

Education (3)

University of Arkansas: Ph.D., Business Administration - Finance 2008

Drury University: M.B.A., Business Administration 2003

Accounting Emphasis

Drury University: B.A., Business Administration, Economics and Accounting 1997

Affiliations (5)

  • CFA Society of St. Louis
  • CFA Institute
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • American Finance Association
  • Southern Finance Association

Languages (1)

  • English

Media Appearances (6)

Gender wage gap plateaus — now what?

Springfield Business Journal  print

2017-02-13

Jeff Jones, assistant professor of finance at Missouri State University, comments of the gender wage gap issue.

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Hurdles mount for Bass Pro’s buyout of Cabela’s

Springfield Business Journal  print

2017-07-04

Jeff Jones, assistant professor of finance at Missouri State University, provides his insight on Bass Pro's buyout of Cabela's.

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Exploring master limited partnerships

Springfield News-Leader  print

2015-11-21

Jeff Jones, assistant professor of finance at Missouri State University, shares his expertise on an investment alternative icalled a master limited partnership, or MLP.

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Why Bass Pro would court Cabela’s

Springfield Business Journal  print

2015-11-16

Retailers aren’t talking, and the silence might show their hand.

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How to survive the volatility of financial markets

Springfield News-Leader  print

2015-10-31

Jeff Jones, assistant professor of finance at Missouri State University, provides ways to deal with the volatility of financial markets.

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Understanding asset securitization

Springfield News-Leader  print

2015-08-22

Jeff Jones, assistant professor of finance at Missouri State University, shares information about asset securitization.

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Articles (5)

Black cats or black swans? Outliers, seasonality in return distribution properties, and the Halloween effect Managerial Finance

2014

The purpose of this paper is to determine the extent to which outliers have persisted in augmenting the Halloween effect over time and to offer an econometric test of seasonality in return skewness that might provide a partial explanation for the Halloween effect...

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Valuation and Systemic Risk Consequences of Bank Opacity Journal of Banking & Finance

2013

We examine the effects of opacity on bank valuation and synchronicity in bank equity returns over the years 2000–2006 prior to the 2007 financial crisis. As expected, investments in opaque assets are more profitable than investments in transparent assets, and taking profitability into account, have larger valuation discounts relative to transparent assets...

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Do Dividend Initiations Signal a Reduction in Risk? Evidence from the Option Market Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting

2012

We investigate whether dividends convey information about the risk of a company by examining the reaction of implied volatility in the option market to the announcement of a dividend initiation...

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Opaque Banks, Price Discovery, and Financial Instability Journal of Financial Intermediation

2012

Opacity fosters price contagion that exacerbates the speculative cycles of bubbles and crashes that create financial instability. We find that banks with larger investments in opaque assets benefitted more from intra-industry revaluations associated with announcements of mergers in the period 2000–2006...

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An Economic Analysis of Protect Certificates: An Option Pricing Approach The Banking and Finance Review

2011

We introduce and describe a new financial product referred to as Protect Certificates and show that the payoff of a Protect Certificate can be duplicated by the combination of a zero coupon bond, call options on the underlying asset and put options on the underlying asset...

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