James Garrett

BAC 575
W.P. Carey School of Business
Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3906
Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3906

Biography

Prof. Garrett received his Ph.D. in finance from Purdue University, in 2008. Earlier, he received his B.S. in physics from Texas A&M University, in 1989, his M.S. in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, in 1991, and his M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University, in 2000.

Prof. Garrett has taught undergraduate, M.B.A., and M.S. (in Finance) students in the areas of corporate finance, investments, money and debt markets, markets and institutions, international finance, and financial statement analysis. His research interests are focused on the areas of organization structure, the nature of information produced in firms, and executive compensation. He has presented his work at a number of conferences and universities. He is currently a member of the American Finance Association and the Financial Management Association.

Before pursuing doctoral studies in finance, Prof. Garrett worked as a research and design engineer in developing antenna and microwave technology for defense electronics applications. He was employed by the Georgia Tech Research Institute, Texas Instruments, and the Raytheon Company.

Education

  • Ph.D. Purdue University 2008
  • M.B.A. Southern Methodist University 2000
  • M.S. Georgia Institute of Technology 1991
  • B.S. Texas A&M University 1989

Research Interests

  • Corporate Finance
  • Firm Organizational Structure
  • Diversification Discount
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Soft Information in Firms
  • Executive Compensation.

Research Activity

  • "Firm Organizational Structure and the Production of Soft Information", (Based on dissertation)
  • "Measures of Firm-level Soft-Information Production"
  • "Executive Compensation and Soft-Information Production in Firms"
  • "Free-float and Weighting Changes for the S&P 500 Index"

 

Courses

Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 484Internship
FIN 484Internship
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 300Fundamentals of Finance
FIN 361Advanced Managerial Finance
REA 484Internship
FIN 484Internship
FIN 560International Finance
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 300Fundamentals of Finance
REA 484Internship
FIN 484Internship
FIN 502Managerial Finance
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 484Internship
FIN 484Internship
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 300Fundamentals of Finance
REA 484Internship
FIN 484Internship
FIN 560International Finance
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 300Fundamentals of Finance
FIN 560International Finance
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 300Fundamentals of Finance
FIN 560International Finance
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 300Fundamentals of Finance
FIN 421Security Analys Portfolio Mgmt
FIN 540Advanced Financial Management
FIN 560International Finance
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 300Fundamentals of Finance
FIN 361Advanced Managerial Finance
FIN 560International Finance
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 300Fundamentals of Finance
FIN 540Advanced Financial Management
FIN 560International Finance
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 300Fundamentals of Finance
FIN 591Seminar
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 300Fundamentals of Finance
FIN 361Advanced Managerial Finance
FIN 591Seminar

Honors/Awards

  • Krannert Certificate for Outstanding Teaching, Purdue University, 2004