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Professor, Finance; Wallace Chandler/Universal Corporation Eminent Scholars Professorship in Banking
Contact Info

  • Ph.D. University of Virginia, Economics, 2002
  • M.A. University of Virginia, Economics, 2000
  • B.S. Florida State University, Economics, 1994
Positions Held
  • Professor, James Madison University, 2001-present
Select Publications

Jason Fink and Kristin E. Fink, (2018), “Diversity and the Starting Salaries of Undergraduate Business School Students,” Journal of Education for Business, Volume 94, 290-296.

Jason Fink and Kristin E. Fink, (2018), "Vector Autoregression-Informed Monte Carlo Simulation," Advances in Financial Education, accepted.

Jason Fink and Kristin Fink, (2016), “A Dynamic Yield Curve-Based Approach to Retiree Portfolio Allocation," Journal of Financial Planning, 29 (9): 50–57.

Jason Fink and Kristin Fink, (2014), “Do Seasonal Tropical Storm Forecasts Affect Crack Spread Prices?”, Journal of Futures Markets 34, 420 - 433.

Jason Fink, Hui Sono and Kristin Fink, (2013), “Stress-Testing Portfolio-Specific Risk”, Journal of Investment Management 11, 40 - 57


Awards and Recognitions
  • Wells Fargo Faculty Fellow, 2015 - present
  • Madison Scholar, JMU College of Business, 2014
  • Virginia Eminent Scholar: 2010 – 2015
  • Distinguished Teacher, JMU College of Business, 2012
  • Finalist, JMU College of Business Distinguished Teacher Award, 2010
  • Best Practitioner Publication Award, JMU college of Business, 2014
  • Best Academic Publication Award, JMU College of Business: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013
  • Best Educational Publication Award, JMU College of Business: 2008
  • Board of Directors, The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg/Rockingham 
  • Member of Investment Advisory Committee for The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg/Rockingham
  • Member of the Finance Council of Blessed Sacrament Church, advising the pastor on financial matter relating to the parish

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