Professor, Finance; CoB Foundation Faculty

Year Started at JMU: 1999

finkke@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Virginia, 2002
  • M.A., Economics, University of Virginia, 2000
  • B.S. Economics, The Ohio State University, 1992
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Virginia, 2002
  • M.A., Economics, University of Virginia, 2000
  • B.S. Economics, The Ohio State University, 1992
Professional Interests

Recent interests:

  • The relationship between financial markets, poverty and inequality
  • social security

Ongoing interests:

  • The modeling of volatility in asset prices
  • The effects of tropical storms on financial markets
Current Courses Taught
  • Fin 378 – Fixed Income Analysis
  • Fin 395 – Mathematical Finance
  • Fin 380 – Introduction to Elemental and Derivative Securities
Positions Held
  • 2012 to present, Professor, James Madison University College of Business
  • Fall 2014, Faculty Member in Residence for COB 300 in Antwerp, Belgium, James Madison University College of Business
  • 2006-2012, Associate Professor, James Madison University College of Business   
  • 2000-2006, Assistant Professor, James Madison University College of Business
  • 1999-2000, Instructor, James Madison University College of Business 
Key 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

Jason Fink and Kristin Fink, (2013), “Hurricane Forecast Revisions and Petroleum Refiner Equity Returns,” Energy Economics 38, 1 – 11.

Jason Fink, Hui Sono and Kristin Fink, (2012), “Expected Idiosyncratic Volatility Measures and Expected Return," Financial Management 41), 519 – 767.

Jason Fink, Gustavo Grullon, James Weston and Kristin Fink, (2010), “What Drove the Increase in Idiosyncratic Volatility During the Internet Boom?”, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 45, 1253 – 1278.

Jason Fink, Allison Russell and Kristin Fink, (2010), “Tropical Storm Forecasts: When and How Do They Affect Refined Petroleum Markets?”, Energy Economics 32, 1283 – 1290.

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