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Edward R. Lawrence

Edward R. Lawrence

Academic Director of the Doctoral Program for Finance

Florida International Bankers Association Professor

Associate Professor
Department of Finance

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 208B
Miami, FL 33199

P: (305) 348-0082
E: elawrenc@fiu.edu


  • PhD, Business Administration
    University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Master, Business Administration
    University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Bachelor, Engineering
    Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Areas of Expertise

  • Banking and Bank Management
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments

Professional Activities

Dr. Lawrence’s research interests are in asset pricing, behavioral finance and banking and financial institutions. His research has been published in the Applied Financial Economics, Financial Analyst Journal, Finance India, Global Finance Journal, International Journal of Banking Finance, International Journal of Finance, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Emerging Markets, Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, Managerial Finance, Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, and the Nanyang Business Review. He has presented papers in several professional conferences, including Eastern Finance Association, Financial Management Association, Global Finance Conference, World Finance Conference, Northern Finance Association, South Western Finance Association, Sothern Finance Association, Mid Western Finance Association and the Academy of Economics and Finance. He has reviewed papers for the Financial Review, Applied Financial Economics, Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics and the International Journal of Banking and Finance. His teaching experience includes such courses as fundamentals of corporate finance, security analysis, portfolio management, financial economics and managerial corporate finance. Dr Lawrence has won the Best Professor Award thrice in the MSF Program and has twice received the undergraduate teaching awards.

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Finance
  • Finance Dissertation Preparation
  • Finance Doctoral Independent Study
  • Finance Doctoral Research Project
  • Financial Economics II
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Theory II
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Portfolio Management
  • Quantitative Methods in Financial Analysis
  • Securities Analysis
  • Special Topics in Finance

Refereed Journal Articles

Dandapani, K., Lawrence, E. & Patterson, F. (2017). The Effect of Holding Company Affiliation on Bank Risk and the 2008 Financial Crisis.  Studies in Economics and Finance. 34 (1), 105-121.

Chang, C., Jain, A., Lawrence, E. & Prakash, A. (2016). The tax exemption to Subchapter S banks: Who gets the benefit?.  Financial Review. 51, 329-362.

Jain, A. & Lawrence, E. (2014). The Effect of Ownership Structure on the Asset Quality and Performance of Subchapter S Banks and Credit Unions.  International Journal of Finance. 26 (3), 344-359.

Hibbert, A., Lawrence, E. R. & Prakash, A. (2013). Does Knowledge of Finance Mitigate the Gender Differences in Financial Risk-aversion?.  Global Financial Journal. 24 (2), 140-152.

(2012). Mergers and acquisitions between developed and developing countries: A case of USA and India.  International Journal of Banking and Finance. 8 (1), 35-58.

(2012). The role of financial education in the management of retirement savings.  Journal of Behavioral Finance. 13 (4), 299-307.

Chang, C., Lawrence, E. & Prakash, A. (2012). Teaching Finance Courses: A Comparison of Face to Face and Online Teaching Platform.  International Journal of Finance. 24 (2), 7186-7199.

Chang, C., Lawrence, E. R. & Prakash, A. (2012). Face to Face and Online Finance Courses: An Assesment.  International Journal of Finance. 24 (2), 7209-7218.

Hibbert, A. M., Lawrence, E. R. & Prakash, A. J. (2012). Can diversification be learned?.  Journal of Behavioral Finance. 13 (1), 38-50.

Hibbert, A., Lawrence, E. R. & Prakash, A. (2012). Do Finance Professors Invest Like Everyone Else?.  Financial Analyst Journal. 68 (5), 95-105.

Kamal, R., Lawrence, E. R., McCabe, G. & Prakash, A. J. (2012). Additions to S&P 500: Not so informative any more.  Managerial Finance. 38 (4), 380-402.

Lawrence, E. R. (2012). Short sellers are indeed sophisticated traders!.  Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing. 8 (2), 221-231.

Lawrence, E. R., Karels, G., Prakash, A. & Shankar, S. (2011). Effect of regulation FD on disclosures of information by firms.  Applied Financial Economics. 21 (13), 979-996.

Dandapani, K. & Lawrence, E. R. (2010). Effect of foreign institutional investors on the stock market of India.  Finance India. 27 (2), 409-419.

Hibbert, A. & Lawrence, E. R. (2010). Testing the performance of asset pricing models in different economic and interest rate regimes using individual stock returns.  International Journal of Banking and Finance. 7 (1), 79-98.

Arunachalam, A., Lawrence, E. R. & Prakash, A. (2009). Investor sentiment and perceived price of stocks.  International Journal of Finance. 21 (3), 6157-6180.

Lawrence, E. R., Geppert, J. & Prakash, A. J. (2009). An empirical investigation of Campbell Cochrane Habit utility model.  Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. 36 (5-6), 774-791.

Arunachalam, A., Lawrence, E. R. & Prakash, A. (2008). Managerial Sentiment and Project Selection.  Journal of Emerging Markets. 1 (1), 31-49.

Dandapani, K. & Lawrence, E. R. (2008). Virtual Bank Failures: an Investigation.  Managerial Finance. 34 (6), 399-412.

Dandapani, K., Karels, G. V. & Lawrence, E. R. (2008). Internet Banking Services and Credit Union Performance.  Managerial Finance. 34 (6), 437-446.

Lawrence, E. R. & Dandapani, K. (2007). Examining split bond ratings: Effect of rating scale.  Quarterly Journal of Business & Economics. 46 (2), 65-82.

Lawrence, E. R. & Shankar, S. (2007). A simple and student friendly approach to the mathematics of bond prices.  Quarterly Journal of Business & Economics. 46 (4), 91-99.

Lawrence, E. R. (2007). The effect of us fair disclosure law on Canadian investors.  International Journal of Finance. 19 (2), 4380-4398.

Lawrence, E. R., Geppert, J. & Prakash, A. (2007). Asset pricing models: A comparison.  Applied Financial Economics. 17 (11), 933-940.

Lawrence, E. R., McCabe, G. & Prakash, A. (2007). Answering financial anomalies: Sentiment based stock pricing.  Journal of Behavioral Finance. 8 (3), 161-171.

Lawrence, E., Mishra, S. & Prakash, A. J. (2004). A Synthesis of Theoretical Relationship between Systematic Risk and Financial and Accounting Variables.  International Journal of Banking and Finance. 2 (1), 19-27.

Lawrence, E., Aslan, H. & Digman, L. A. (2003). Intellectual Property Rights and Trade in the Digital Age.  Nanyang Business Review. 2 (2), 39-52.

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