Assistant Professor of Management
Ph.D., Finance, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), 1996
B.S. Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1986
Professor Cooper’s primary teaching interest is in the investments area of finance. His current research is focused on market efficiency, trading strategies, and data-snooping issues. He is the faculty advisor for the Krannert MBA student managed investment fund.
His publications include “A Rose.com by Any Other Name,” co-authored with Orlin Dimitrov and P. Raghavendra Rau, forthcoming , the Journal of Finance; “Filter Rules Based on Price and Volume in Individual Security Overreaction,” Review of Financial Studies, Volume 12, Number 4, 1999; “Asymmetric Information and the Predictability of Real Estate Finance and Economic, Vol. 20, Issue 2, 2000; and “Real Estate Securities and a Filter-based, Short-term Trading Strategy,” co-authored with David Downs and Gary Patterson, The Journal of Real Estate Research, Volume. 18, Number 2, 1999.
His other work includes “On the Predictability of Stock Returns in Real Time” with R. Gutierrez and W. Marcum; “Values versus Growth,” with Jennifer Conrad and Gautam Kaul; “Is Time-Series Based Predictability Evident in Real-time?,” with Huseyin Gulen; “Evidence of Predictability in the Cross-Section of Bank Stock Returns,” with G. Patterson and W. Jackson; “Investing in size and book-to-market portfolios using information about the macroeconomy: some new trading rules,” with Maria Vassalou and Huseyin Gulen; “Asymmetric Long-Term Reversals and Market Conditions,” with Roberto Gutierrez Jr. and Allaudeen Hameed.
He received the Jay Ross Young Faculty Award from the Krannert School of Management in 1997, the Krannert Faculty Fellow Research Award in 2000, and he won the Barclays Global Investors Award from the European Finance Association for the paper “A Rose.come by Any Other Name” in 2000.
His previous professional experience was as a project engineer with GTE. Professor Cooper is a member of the American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, and Financial Management Association.