Anna D. Martin, Ph.D.

PhD, Finance, Florida Atlantic UniversityMBA, Business Administration (International Specialization), University of MiamiBS, Industrial Management (Industrial Engineering Minor), Purdue University
Dr. Anna D. Martin is Professor, holder of the Alois J. Theis Endowed Chair in Global Finance, and Executive Director of the Applied Finance Institute. She has been recognized with teaching, research, and service awards by the Tobin College of Business, reflecting her passion for working with students and contributing to the finance profession. Prior to joining St. John’s University in 2006, Anna was a tenured faculty member and department chair at Fairfield University in Connecticut. Her research specialties include international finance, corporate hedging, and regulatory impact on corporations. She has published more than 40 articles in journals, such as Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Financial Management, Financial Review, Journal of Financial Research, Financial Analysts Journal, and Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. Dr. Martin has held leadership positions of Chair of the Trustees, President, Program VP and Director for the Eastern Finance Association. Additionally, she co-founded and is Co-Chair of the Financial Management Association (FMA) Applied Finance conference, and has proudly hosted this annual conference on the Manhattan campus of St. John's since 2011.

Teaching Interests

International Finance, Corporate Financial Management, Applied Finance Analysis

Research Interests

International Corporate Finance, Corporate Hedging, Regulatory Impact on Corporations

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Journal Articles

Martin, A. D., Akhigbe, A., and Whyte, A. (2016). Dodd-Frank and Risk in the Financial Services Industry. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. vol. 47, pp. 395-415.

Martin, A. D., Akhigbe, A., and Madura, J. (2015). Intra-Industry Effects of Negative Stock Price Surprises. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. vol. 45, pp. 541-559.

Martin, A. D., and Hoang, T. (2012). The Impact of the Bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Mortgage and Housing Industries. Review of Business.

Martin, A., and Koutmos, G. (2011). Currency Bid-Ask Spread Dynamics and the Asian Crisis: Evidence Across Currency Regimes. Journal of International Money and Finance.

Martin, A. D., Akhigbe, A., and Newman, M. (2010). Information Asymmetry Determinants of Sarbanes-Oxley Wealth Effects. Financial Management. vol. 39, pp. 1253-1272.

Martin, A., Akhigbe, A., and Whyte, A. (2009). Capital Market Risk Implications of Governance and Disclosure for the Insurance Industry: The Case of Sarbanes-Oxley. Journal of Insurance Issues. vol. 32, pp. 78-104.

Martin, A., Nishikawa, T., and Williams, M. (2009). CEO Gender: Effects on Valuation and Risk. Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting. vol. 48, pp. 23-40.

Martin, A., and Akhigbe, (2008). Influence of Disclosure and Governance on Risk of U.S. Financial Services Firms Following Sarbanes-Oxley. Journal of Banking and Finance. vol. 32, pp. 2124-2135.

Martin, A., Akhigbe, , and Newman, (2008). Risk Shifts Following Sarbanes Oxley: Influences of Disclosure and Governance. Financial Review. vol. 43, pp. 383-401.

Martin, A., Wen, , Lai, , and O'Brien, (2008). Estimating the Cost of Equity for Property-Liability Insurance Companies. Journal of Risk and Insurance. vol. 75, pp. 101-124.

Martin, A., Akhigbe, , and Whyte, (2007). Partial Acquisitions, Acquisition Probability Hypothesis, and the Abnormal Returns to Partial Targets. Journal of Banking and Finance. vol. 31, pp. 3080-3101.

Martin, A. D., Akhigbe, , and Madura, (2007). Effect of Fed Policy on the Default Likelihood of Commercial Banks. Journal of Financial Research. vol. 30, pp. 147-162.

Martin, A. D., and Akhigbe, (2006). Valuation Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley: Evidence from Disclosure and Governance within the Financial Services Industry. Journal of Banking and Finance. vol. 30, pp. 989-1006.

Martin, A. D., Akhigbe, , and Whyte, (2005). Contagion Effects of the World's Largest Bankruptcy: The Case of WorldCom. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. vol. 45, pp. 48-64.

Martin, A. D., and Koutmos, (2003). Asymmetric Exchange Rate Exposure: Theory and Evidence. Journal of International Money and Finance. vol. 22, pp. 365-383.

Martin, A. D., and Mauer, L. (2003). Exchange Rate Exposures of U.S. Banks: A Cash Flow-Based Methodology. Journal of Banking and Finance. vol. 27, pp. 851-865.

Martin, A. D., and Koutmos, (2003). First and Second Moment Exchange Rate Exposure: Evidence from U.S. Stock Returns. Financial Review. vol. 38, pp. 455-471.

Martin, A. D., and Akhigbe, (2002). Do Microsoft Acquisitions Benefit the Computer Industry?. Financial Analysts Journal. vol. 58, pp. 19-27.

Martin, A., and Akhigbe, (2000). Information-Signaling and Competitive Effects of Foreign Acquisitions in the U.S.. Journal of Banking and Finance. vol. 24, pp. 1307-1321.

Martin, A., Madura, , and Akhigbe, (1999). Economic Exchange Rate Exposure of U.S.-Based MNCs Operating in Europe. Financial Review. vol. 34, pp. 21-36.