Dr. Chris M. Lawrey

Dr. Chris M. Lawrey

Assistant Professor
Economics, Finance, and Real Estate Director of Jaguar Investment Fund

Research Interests

  • Working Capital Management
  • Cash Management
  • Trade Credit
  • Corporate Finance


  • Ph.D. – Major: Finance – December 2015
    School of Business, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
    Dissertation: “Three Essays on Firm Corporate Liquidity”

  • M.B.A – Emphasis: Finance – May 1996
    Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas

  • B.S. – Major: Business Administration – December 1992
    Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas


  • "Frictions and the contribution of inventory to shareholder wealth” with Charles Beauchamp, William Hardin and Matthew D. Hill (2014), Journal of Financial Research
  • “Beta dispersion and portfolio returns” with Kyre D. Lahtinen and Kenneth J. Hunsader (2018),  Journal of Asset Management 
  • “Paying dividends: cash or credit?” with Kathleen P. Fuller and Brandon L. Morris (2020), Journal of Asset Management 
  • “The Investors Exchange’s (IEX) impact of investors” with Alan Chow and Kyre D. Lahtinen (2021), Journal of Asset Management
  • “Effect of the 2016 OPEC production cut announcement on the default likelihood of the oil industry and commercial banks” with Kenneth J. Hunsader and Kyre D. Lahtinen (2021), American Journal of Finance and Accounting
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  • FIN 315 Business Finance
  • FIN 350 Financial Statement Analysis and Corporate Strategy
  • FIN 370 Working Capital Management
  • FIN 300 Personal Finance
  • FIN 425/6 Student Managed Investment Fund (Jag Fund)