James Farrell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Finance & Economics
"I believe that the role of a professor is to push students to work hard and think critially about topics in order to gain the tools and skills to necessary to succeed in both today and tomorrow's markets. Engaging students allows them to take ownership of both their education and their future and prepares them for a job market that rewards active participation."
Dr. Farrell is an Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics at Florida Southern College and holds a doctorate in Economics from Florida State University, as well as the CFA designation. Prior to joining Florida Southern College he was a senior quantitative analyst with the Florida State Board of Administration as well as a stint in the brokerage industry for Merrill Lynch and TD Waterhouse. His research interests include pension and labor studies as well as industrial organization. Dr. Farrell was recently published in the Research in Business and Economics Journal and the Journal of Business and Finance Research and currently has several papers in the works addressing the issue of risk preference across demographic groups and among peers.
Ph. D., M. A., Economics, Florida State University
B. S., Finance, University of Florida
"Demographics of Risky Investing, Research in Business and Economics Journal", Special Edition - May 2011
"The Financial Crisis: Reactions of Investors Across Demographic Groups," The Journal of Business and Finance Research, Forthcoming