I am an adjunct professor for the University of Arizona where I teach one of the
largest personal finance courses in the country, with over 500 students per year. I also
teach advanced personal finance, corporate finance, and investments. I hold an MBA from
the University of Michigan, with honors including Beta Gamma Sigma, an academic
scholarship, and a tie for the highest GMAT score in my class. I have completed all
coursework and written exams for a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Arizona, and
am currently involved in a long term dissertation project involving lifetime investment
strategy. I am also president and co-founder of National Personal Finance Education, one
of the country's largest online U.S. Trustees approved providers of a personal
finance course, designed by myself, which meets the requirement for bankruptcy filers
under the BAPCPA law of 2005. 

Investments

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Supply Side Explanation of the Equity Premium Puzzle (2009)

All of the explanations for the equity premium puzzle I have seen in the literature...

 

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Estimate of Risk of Privatized Social Security Should be based on Far More Information than Just Historical Stock and Bond Returns (2008)

All of the explanations for the equity premium puzzle I have seen in the literature...

 

OpenURL

Letter: Magin Begs Liberals to Think Twice about Social Security Privatization—I Say, "Think Thrice", The Economists' Voice (2008)

Richard Serlin questions whether returns would really be abnormally high for privatized social security accounts.

 

OpenURL

Letter: Informed Investors Have Limited Ability to Push Prices to Efficiency, The Economists' Voice (2006)

J. Bradford DeLong and Konstantin Magin's July, 2006 article gave several good reasons why "informed...

 

Investments -- Highly Mathematical

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Towards Better Estimation of Jump Diffusion Models (2007)

I discuss in-depth modern techniques for the estimation of Jump Diffusion models with suggestions for...

 

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Revisiting Random Walk Questions with Newer and Better Tools (2007)

I propose the use of Bayesian and Bootstraping Techniques to analyze the efficiency and nearness...

 

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Bias in What We Truly Want to Measure in the Most Common Test of Uncovered Interest Parity and a Suggestion for an Unbiased Alternative (2006)

The most common test of uncovered interest parity, performed in at least 75 studies, is...

 

Real Estate

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Let's Cut the Ammunition to the Housing Arms Race Permanently (2008)

The largest roots of today's epidemic of financial distress are the great increase in economic...

 

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Theoretical Constraints on the Price-Rent Ratio and Other Insights from a New Real Estate Model (2006)

I develop a model of the real estate market with rational informed individuals who are...

 

Personal Finance

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Consolidating Student Loans, with a Review of Student Loans in General (2014)

This is a very complete, state of the art article on student loans, and smart...

 

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Major Personal Finance FAQ (2014)

A rare source of detailed, extensive, state of the art answers to some of the...

 

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Compound Interest and the Power of Saving (2010)

This is an article with an included assignment that I give to my personal finance...

 

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Personal Finance Course for the Upcomming U of A Personal Finance Website (2009)

This is the current version (3.1) of the personal finance course I am writing for...

 

Other Works

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Capital Gains Tax Cuts Decrease Revenue over the Long Run and Hurt the Economy (2008)

In the long run, and overall, capital gains tax cuts, do in fact cost the...