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Yvette Harman

Professor

Finance


Profile

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. Florida State University, Finance, 2000
  • M.B.A. University of Central Florida, Business, 1996
  • M.S. University of Central Florida, Industrial Psychology, 1991
  • B.A. Arizona State University, Psychology, 1987

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Professor of Finance, Miami University (2017-Present).
  • Associate Professor of Finance, Miami University (2006-2017).
  • Assistant Professor, Miami University (2000-2006).
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Florida State University (1998-1999).
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant/Instructor, Florida State University (1996-1999).
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Central Florida (1994-1996).
  • Graduate Assistant, University of Central Florida (1988-1989).
  • Staff Consultant, ESS Corporation (1990-1994).
  • Research Associate, Wilson Learning Corporation (1989-1990).

Recent Publications

  • Brunarski, K. R., Campbell, T. C., & Harman, Y. S. (2015). Evidence on the Outcome of Say-on-Pay: How Managers, Directors and the Markets Respond. Journal of Corporate Finance, 30, 132-149.
  • Borokhovich, K.A., Boulton, T., Brunarski, K. R., & Harman, Y. S. (2014). The Incentives of Grey Directors: Evidence from Unexpected Executive and Board Chair Turnover. Journal of Corporate Finance, 28, 102-115.
  • Borokhovich, K. A., Brunarski, K. R., & Harman, Y. S. (2011). When Insiders are Preferred to Outsiders: The Impact of Performance and Ownership on Board Quality. Corporate Finance Review, 16, 5-17.
  • Borokhovich, K. A., Brunarski, K. R., & Harman, Y. S. (2010). Antitakeover Amendments and the Competing Incentives of Managers, Directors and Outside Stockholders. Southern Business & Economic Journal, 33, 19-49.
  • Harman, Y. S. & Zuehlke, T. W. (2007). Duration Dependence in Stock Market Cycles Reconsidered. Review of Financial Economics, 16, 350-362.
  • Borokhovich, K. A., Brunarski, K. R., Harman, Y. S., & Parrino, R. (2006). Variation in the Monitoring Incentives of Outside Stockholders. Journal of Law and Economics, 49, 651-680.
  • Borokhovich, K. A., Brunarski, K. R., Donohue, M. S., & Harman, Y. S. (2006). The Importance of Board Quality in the Event of a CEO Death. Financial Review, 41, 307-337.
  • Borokhovich, K. A., Brunarski, K. R., Harman, Y. S., & Kehr, J. B. (2005). Dividend Surprises, Agency Costs and Corporate Monitoring. Financial Review, 40, 37-65.
  • Harman, Y. S. & Zuehlke, T. W. (2005). Applying an Alternative Test of Duration Dependence to the Analysis of Speculative Bubbles. Advances in Financial Planning and Forecasting, 11, 225-242.
  • Harman, Y. S. & Zuehlke, T. W. (2004). Duration Dependence Testing for Speculative Bubbles. Journal of Economics and Finance, 28, 147-154.

Honors & Awards

  • 2005: Nominated for the R.K. Smucker Teaching Award, Miami University.
  • 2000, 1999, 1998: University Fellowship, Florida State University.

Professional Interests

  • Research: Corporate Governance, Agency Issues, Markets, Behavioral Finance
  • Teaching: Investments, Corporate Finance

Other Activities

    Areas of Expertise

    • Agency theory
    • Behavioral finance
    • Corporate governance
    • Market anomalies

    Biography

    Yvette Harman joined the Department of Finance faculty in 2000 as Assistant Professor; she was promoted to Professor in July 2017. Her teaching interests include investments and corporate finance, while her research concentrates on markets, behavioral finance, corporate governance, and agency issues.  She has published in the Journal of Law and Economics, the Financial Review, the Review of Financial Economics, the Journal of Economics and Finance and, Corporate Finance Review among others.

    Dr. Harman has taught at Florida State University and the University of Central Florida. She graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in psychology, subsequently earned an M.S. in industrial psychology and an MBA from the University of Central Florida and a Ph.D. in finance from Florida State University. As a staff consultant for ESS Corporation, she provided human resource training and consulting to Fortune 1000 companies such as Wendy’s International, Ford Motor Company, and Time-Warner.

    Courses

    • FALL 2018
    • FIN 301 C 2:50-4:10 MW FSB 1000
    • FIN 401 G 11:40-1:00 MW FSB 2037
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    Contact Information

    Office Hours

    • Fall 2018
    • MW 1:30-2:30
    • And By Appointment

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