Fairfield University Finance department ranks in top 20 percent of 923 institutions nationwide for amount of published research


A report to be included in the official publication of the Financial Management Association has ranked Fairfield University's Finance Department 188 out of finance departments in 923 institutions worldwide for the amount of finance literature it has published.

Image: Gregory D. KoutmosThe study, which was presented at the Financial Management Association's national meeting in San Antonio, Texas in mid-October, was based on the number of Journal of Finance-equivalent pages of research published by each institution in 16 of the top financial journals. The results will also be discussed in an article in the forthcoming issue of Financial Management. The study was conducted by Kam C. Chan, Carl R. Chen and Thomas L. Steiner of the University of Dayton.

Gregory D. Koutmos, Ph.D., chair of the the finance department in Fairfield's Charles F. Dolan School of Business, ranked 208 out of the top 1000 authors for prolific finance writings, also as measured by the number of pages in 16 core finance journals.

Fairfield's finance department ranked ahead of those at Brown University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, Lafayette College and Amherst College.

"Dr. Koutmos is a world-renowned finance academic and certainly reflects the distinction associated with an endowed chair in finance in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business," said Norman A. Solomon, Ph.D., dean of the school of business.

As a midsize school competing with other, larger counterparts, Fairfield's ranking in roughly the top 20 percent of finance departments is noteworthy, Dr. Solomon said.

"This is a great achievement because we're competing with top echelon schools that not only have undergraduate and masters programs, but also doctoral programs that enable them to have doctoral students assisting professors in their research," Dr. Solomon said.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on November 15, 2002

Vol. 35, No. 107