David Dicks

Assistant Professor - Finance, Insurance & Real Estate

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-4775
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98004
Waco, TX  76798-8004
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation¬†320.55

Office Hours

W 10-11am and by appointment

Educational Background

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


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.


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Uncertainty Aversion and Systemic Risk," Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 127, No. 3, (June 2019), pp. 40 (coauthors: Paolo Fulghieri).

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

Presentations and Proceedings

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"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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