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David Dicks

Assistant Professor - Finance, Insurance and Real Estate

Contact Information

Email:  David_Dicks@baylor.edu
Homepage:  https://sites.baylor.edu/david_dicks/
Campus Phone:  (254) 710-4771
Mailing Address:  Foster Campus for Business
Waco, TX  76706
Office Location:  Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation¬†320.55

Office Hours

By appointment

Educational Background

  • PHD - Finance, Northwstrn University
  • BS - Economics, University Of Missouri Columbia
  • BS - Mathematics, University Of Missouri Columbia
  • BS - Statistics, University Of Missouri Columbia

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Baylor University (August 9, 2017 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina (July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2017)
  • Instructor with Special Provision, University of North Carolina (July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009)

Biography

I am an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. I study corporate finance, focusing on executive compensation, corporate governance, banking, innovation, and insurance. I teach Advanced Corporate Finance.

Publications

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Asymmetric Information and Insurance Cycles," Journal of Risk and Insurance, The, Vol. 89, No. 2, (June 2022), pp. 449-474 (coauthors: James R. Garven).

"Uncertainty, Investor Sentiment, and Innovation," Review of Financial Studies, The, Vol. 34, No. 3, (March 2021), pp. 1236-1279 (coauthors: Paolo Fulghieri).

"Uncertainty Aversion and Systemic Risk," Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 127, No. 3, (June 2019), pp. 38 (coauthors: Paolo Fulghieri).

"Executive Compensation and the Role for Corporate Governance Regulation," Review of Financial Studies, The, Vol. 25, No. 6, (June 2012), pp. 1971-2004.

Presentations and Proceedings

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Optimism Bias and the Demand for Health Insurance," presented at the Western Risk and Insurance Association, Waikiki Beach, HI, January 2022 (coauthors: James R. Garven, James I Hilliard).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"The Earnings Announcement Premium as Uncertainty Aversion: Theory and Evidence," presented at the 4th Annual Quantitative Investment Virtual Conference 2020, Virtual Meetings, December 2020 (coauthors: Brian Kim).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The Earnings Announcement Premium as Uncertainty Aversion: Theory and Evidence," presented at the SKKU Finance Seminar Series, Virtual Meeting, October 2020 (coauthors: Brian Kim).

"The Earnings Announcement Premium as Uncertainty Aversion: Theory and Evidence," presented at the 2020 FMA Virtual Conference, Virtual Meetings, October 2020 (coauthors: Brian Kim).

"Optimism Bias and the Demand for Health Insurance," presented at the Temple University Research Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, July 2020 (coauthors: James R. Garven, James I Hilliard).

"Uncertainty and Contracting: A Theory of Consensus and Envy in Organizations," presented at the American Finance Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, January 2020 (coauthors: Paolo Fulghieri).

"Uncertainty and Contracting: A Theory of Consensus and Envy in Organizations," presented at the SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific 2019, Hong Kong, December 2019 (coauthors: Paolo Fulghieri).

"Asymmetric Information Theory of Insurance Cycles," presented at the European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists, Rome, Italy, September 2019 (coauthors: James R. Garven).

"The Earnings Announcement Premium as Uncertainty Aversion: Theory and Evidence," presented at the Lone Star Finance Symposium, University of Houston, September 2019 (coauthors: Brian Kim).

"A Theory of Capital-Driven Cycles in Insurance," presented at the American Risk and Insurance Association, Chicago, IL, August 2018 (coauthors: James R. Garven).
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