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Geoffrey Smith

Clinical Associate Professor
Finance

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Office:BAC 525
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 873906
Tempe, AZ 85287-3906

Phone: 480-965-8623
Fax: 480-965-8539
Email: gps@asu.edu
Geoffrey Smith

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Education
PhD University of Georgia 2006; MBA DePaul University 1992; BS Bradley University 1989

Research Areas
Corporate finance; Investments

Academic Positions Held
Arizona State University 2006-2007; 2009-2011; 2014-present
Previous appointments: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2007-2009; Tulane University 2012-2014

Career and Recent Professional Awards
List of teachers ranked as excellent by their students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professional Leadership
Honors Faculty, Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University
Director of the Finance Academy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
Judge, ACG Cup MBA Case Study Competition, Tulane University

Representative Publications
"On unmodeled breaks in the turn-of-the-year and turn-of-the-month effects" with Russell P. Robins
Financial Review, Forthcoming

"No more weekend effect" with Russell P. Robins
Critical Finance Review 5(2) (2016)

"Weekday variation in the leverage effect: A puzzle"
Finance Research Letters 17 (2016)

"New evidence on sources of leverage effects in individual stocks"
Financial Review 50(3) (2015)

"Google Internet search activity and volatility prediction in the market for foreign currency"
Finance Research Letters 9(2) (2012)

"Capital structure determinants for tax-exempt organisations: Evidence from the United Kingdom"
Financial Accountability & Management 28(2) (2012)

"What are the capital structure determinants for tax-exempt organizations?"
Financial Review 45(3) (2010)

Media Contacts and Television Appearances
"Are Stock Market Anomalies Merited? The 'Monday Effect' Debunked"
Morningstar

"ASU research helps debunk myth of stock market 'weekend effect'"
ASU Now

"Mexico's Central Bank Is Bracing For America's Election Night"
Fronteras Desk

"Mexican Peso Rallies After US Presidential Debate — Here’s What Else Can Move Its Value"
Fronteras Desk

"Bitcoin Digital Currency is Starting to Appear in New Orleans Small Businesses"
New Orleans Times-Picayune

"Live Television Interview on US Presidential Debate"
FOX10 Arizona Morning Sunday at 6:00am


ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.

FIN 361 - Advanced Managerial Finance
Builds on FIN 302. Advanced material on capital budgeting, cost of capital, CAPM, asset valuation, capital structure, and financial policy.

FIN 456 - International Financial Mgmt
Exchange rate determination, financial markets, managing multinational corporations, capital budgeting, and hedging currency risk exposure from an international perspective.

FIN 502 - Managerial Finance
Develops analytical techniques and financial theories used to make optimal decisions in a corporate setting.

W. P. Carey School of Business

400 E. Lemon St.
Tempe, AZ 85287