Stephen O. Morrell, Ph.D.

Stephen O. Morrell

Professor of Economics and Finance
Discipline Coordinator, Economics and Finance
Office: Andreas 202
Phone: 305-899-3513

Teaching Philosophy

"Teaching Economics and Finance to our MBA and undergraduate students is an exciting way to show how ideas and theories have immediate and lasting consequences. I thoroughly enjoy helping students to see how the concepts of economics and finance can be applied to creating value in business, public policy, and their personal lives. The fields are changing rapidly, so there are always new ideas and applications of them."

Dr. Morrell received his B.S. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute where he studied under Nobel Prize winners James M. Buchanan and James E. Meade. Prior to joining the Barry faculty in 1993, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for Southeast Banking Corporation, and as a Financial Economist for the Federal Reserve System. Currently, he serves as a member of the Council of Economic Advisors to Governor Jeb Bush, and a Senior Research Fellow to Florida TaxWatch, a Tallahassee, Florida based public policy research institute. His research interests include governance in financial institutions, portfolio management models, and financial sector development in emerging market economies.

2004"Value Creation in an Era of Financial Sector Consolidation." Forthcoming as Chapter 2 in Matthias Fischer, ed. Value Management in Financial Services. Kluwer Academic Publishing.
2003"Equity Market Response to the Shock of 9/11/01: An Empirical Analysis." Forthcoming, Journal of the American Academy of Accounting and Finance.
2002"Citizens Bank Jamaica, Ltd.: Choosing a Value Discipline for an International Bank." With J.Scarborough, Cases in International Business, C. Rarick, editor.
2001"A Capital Asset Pricing Approach to Abandonment Decisions in Real Estate." With B. Payne. Southwestern Economic Review. 28: 1.
2000"A Financial Analysis of Firms Identified by Value Line as Selling with the Widest Discount from Book Value." With B. Payne. Journal of Economic and Business Perspectives. 26: 2.
1999"Trends in the Over-the-Counter Derivatives Market." Journal of Derivatives Risk Management. 7: 2.
1998The Analysis of Portfolio Management Performance. With G.T. Haight. Irwin/McGraw Hill. Japanese translation, 1999.