St. Bonaventure University

Faculty


Mahar, James

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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Finance
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Business

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Associate Professor, Finance
Coordinator, BonaResponds
Member, Environmental Studies Council
CONTACT
Office phone: (716) 375-2359
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Website: Financeprofessor.com 
OFFICE
Swan Business Center 104B
COURSES TAUGHT
  • FIN 401. Advanced Corporate Finance
  • FIN 402. Problems in Finance
  • FIN 410. Student Investment Fund
  • MBA 604. Financial Foundations
  • MBA 610. Financial Management 
  • MBA 630. Student Investment Fund
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Ph.D., Penn State University
  • M.B.A, University of Rochester
  • B.B.A., Finance and Management Sciences, St. Bonaventure University
OTHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Peer Reviewed Publications 

  • The Behavior of Implied Volatility of Oil Futures Options Surrounding OPEC Meetings with Stephen Horan and Jeffrey Peterson. 2003 Energy Journal
  • Using Football to Teach Finance-with Rodney Paul-BQuest. A University Journal of Applied Business 2003
  • "Adelphia Communications: A Case Study in Accounting Fraud,” Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Vol. 11, No. 4, (Fall 2003), with Carol Fischer
    Phillippe Communications-with Carol Fischer — A Finance case.  BQuest A University Journal of Applied Business 2004
  • Implied Volatility and Auditor Reputation: the Andersen case.  Research in Finance. With Jonathan Godbey, 2004.
  • An examination of Stock Market Response to NASCAR Race Performance with Rodney Paul and Laurie Stone.  Journal of Marketing Management, Fall 2005.
  • Endorsers -- With Betsy Drewniak and Mike Russell. Journal of Marketing Management, Fall 2005.
  • The Forecasting Power of Implied Volatility: evidence from Individual Equities. BQuest A University Journal of Applied Business 2007. With Jonathan Godbey (2007)
  • The Betting Market Response to the 2-Point Conversion in the NFL" accepted for publication in the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives.  With Andrew Weinbach and Rodney Paul. (forthcoming 2008)
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS

Service 

  • BonaResponds
  • Numerous university committees
  • Several local boards of directors

Professional Memberships (Clubs) 

  • Financial Management Association
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Corporate finance, investments, running, cycling, outdoors activities, yoga
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