Corey Shank

Assistant Teaching Professor



Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Finance, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • M.B.A., University of Findlay
  • B.S., Finance with a concentration in investments, Virginia Tech

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Miami University, 2021 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Dalton State College, 2018 - 2020
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, 2017 - 2018

Recent Publications

  • Momentum Trading in the NFL Gambling Market(with John Nofsinger) Finance Research Letters. Forthcoming
  • CEO Narcissism and Corporate Misconduct (with Han Donker & John Nofsinger) Economics Letters. Forthcoming
  • Close But No Cigar: Does Winning the Game Moderate or Amplify Failing to Cover the Spread in Future NFL Games Applied Economics Letters. Forthcoming
  • Behavioral Biases in the NFL Gambling Market: Overreaction to News and the Recency Bias (with Robert Durand & Fernando Patterson) Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance. 2021, Forthcoming
  • On The Physiology of Investment Biases: The Role of Testosterone and Cortisol (with John Nofsinger & Fernando Patterson) Journal of Behavioral Finance. 2020, Forthcoming
  • The Relationship between Psychopathy and Financial Risk and Time Preferences (with Brice Dupoyet, Robert Durand, & Fernando Patterson) Studies in Economics and Finance. 2020, 38(10, 32-49)
  • DEEP Sleep: The Impact of Sleep on Financial Risk Taking (with John Nofsinger) Review of Financial Economics, 2019, 37: 92-105
  • NFL Betting Market Efficiency, Divisional Rivals, and Profitable Strategies Studies in Economics and Finance. 2019, Vol. 36 No. 4, pp. 567-580
  • NFL Betting Biases, Profitable Strategies and the Wisdom of the Crowd International Journal of Sports Finance, 2019, 14(1): 3-12 (Lead Article)
  • Decision Making, Financial Risk Aversion, and Behavioral Biases: The Role of Testosterone and Stress (with John Nofsinger & Fernando Patterson) Journal of Economics and Human Biology, 2018, 29: 1-16. (Lead Article)
  • Deconstructing the Corporate Psychopath: An Examination of Deceptive Behavior Review of Behavioral Finance, 2018, 10: 163-182
  • Oil Prices Volatility or Direction: Which Matters More to Financial Markets? (with Brice Dupoyet) Journal of Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, 2018, 32, 275-295.
  • Is the NFL Betting Market Still Inefficient? Journal of Economics and Finance, 2018, 42(4): 818-827
  • Are US-Dollar-Hedged-ETF Investors Aggressive on Exchange Rates? A Panel VAR approach (with Andre Vianna) Research in International Business and Finance, 2016, 38: 430-438.

Honors & Awards


    Dr. Shank is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Finance in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. At Miami, he teaches introduction to business finance and international business finance.

    Dr. Shank's research focuses on behavioral finance, corporate finance, and corporate governance. He has co-authored one scholarly book on the impact of biology on financial decisions and published more than ten papers in prestigious academic journals such as the Journal of Behavioral Finance, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, Review of Behavioral Finance, and Journal of Economics and Human Biology. His research has been covered in the financial press, including MarketWatch and the Institutional Investor. His book was also a 2020 American Book Fest Best Book Awards Finalist

    Dr. Shank also serves on the finance and investment committee for the Greater Oxford Community Foundation (Greater than 10 million AUM). Outside of the classroom, Dr. Shank enjoys spending time with his wife and son, traveling, and sports. Some of his favorite vacations have been: South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Uganda, Thailand, and Yellowstone. Prior to a career in academia, he pole vaulted throughout high school and college. A few of his accolades include breaking the freshman national record, breaking the Indiana high school state meet record, winning a high school youth national championship, being ranked #2 on the IAAF World Junior rankings in 2007, and winning the Gatorade Indiana Track & Field Athlete of the Year award. Additionally, he was a 3-time Indiana Outdoor State Champion in the pole vault, making him the 26th athlete in Indiana history to 3-peat in a single event (10th since 1950), and placed third at the Indiana State Meet in the 4x100 relay twice. At the collegiate level, he holds the University of Findlay outdoor school record and was an NCAA indoor All-American.​ These accolades earned him an induction into the Indiana Track and Field Hall of Fame.


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