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Scott A. Miller

Associate Professor of Finance

Division: Business Administration Division
Office: Center for Communication and Business (CCB) 344
Phone: (310) 506-4085

  • Ph.D., Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, 2009
  • M.S.B.A., Drake University, Des Moines, IA, 2005
  • B.A., Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO, 2003
  • Investments
  • International Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Howard A. White Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Outstanding Research Award, The Institute for Business and Finance Research
  • Best in Session Award, Global Conference on Business and Finance
  • Seaver Fellow, Business Administration Division, Pepperdine University
  • Semifinalist Best Paper Award, Financial Management Association (FMA) Conference, New York, NY
  • Private Research Grant, Equipment Leasing & Financing Foundation
  • Seaver College Dean's Research Grant, Pepperdine University
  • Seaver College AYURI Research Grant, Pepperdine University
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Walton College of Business
  • Doctoral Academy Fellowship, University of Arkansas
Selected Works:
  • "The Effect of Opacity on Market Discipline in the lead up to the Financial Crisis" with K. Lee and T. Yeager, 2015, Banking and Finance Review. Forthcoming.
  • "The Relative Contributions of Equity and Subordinated Debt Signals in Predicting Bank Distress during the Financial Crisis" with E. Olson and T. Yeager, 2015, Journal of Financial Stability. 16: 118-137.
  • "The Effects of Bank Capital Constraints on Post-Acquisition Performance" with C. Brune and K. Lee, 2015, Journal of Economics and Finance. 39(1):75-99.
  • "The Effects of Investor Bias and Gender on Portfolio Performance and Risk" with K. Lee, N. Velasquez and C. Wann, 2013, International Journal of Business and Finance Research. Vol. 7(1).
  • "The Impact of a Secondary Market on Video Game Purchase Intentions" with H. Newman and N. Velasquez, 2012, Review of Business Information Systems. Vol. 16(3): 103-112.
  • "The Performance of Equipment Lease-Backed Securities During the Financial Crisis" with L. Goukasian, 2012, Journal of Equipment Lease Financing. Vol. 30(1): 1-8.
  • "Black Swans before the Black Swan: Evidence from International LIBOR-OIS Spreads" with E. Olson and M. Wohar, 2012, Journal of International Money and Finance. Vol. 31(6): 1339-1357.
  • "Securitization Performance vs. Other Asset Classes" with L. Goukasian, 2011, Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation (ELFF).
  • "Charter Value, Tobin's Q and Risk during the Subprime Financial Crisis" with T. Yeager and J. Jones, 2011, Journal of Economics and Business. Vol. 63 (5) 372-391.
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