Tom Lindley, professor of finance at The University of Southern
Mississippi, will be named a research fellow of the Academy of Economics
and Finance during the organization's 31st annual meeting Feb. 11-14
at Casino Magic Hotel in Biloxi.
This is the
group's highest award and recognizes lifetime accomplishments.
award is a recognition of a long-term member of the academy who
has done 'notable' research over his or her career," said Lindley,
with a humble smile. "The greatest thing about it is you are
recognized by your peers for your accomplishments - not only the
most appropriate arena, but the most knowledgeable arena. Others
can only go on what others say (about you), so recognition by your
peers is a pretty important thing."
Dr. George Carter, Southern Miss professor of economics, are the
co-chairs for local arrangements for the conference, at which Shalini
Chandra, a Southern Miss student, will present "The Digital
Divide among Countries." About 150 professionals from 25 states
and 10 countries are expected to attend.
meeting in Biloxi will include presentations on a variety of topics,
including economics education, world financial markets and consumer
economics. The keynote speaker, Mike Edleson, recently became head
of Global Equity Risk Management for Morgan Stanley after a period
as senior vice president and chief economist at NASDAQ. Edleson
has extensive experience in the financial market and is a published
author. He earned a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Military Academy
at West Point and a master's and a doctorate in economics and finance
from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
with visible events like the AEF meeting sends an important message
that contributes to our status as a leading business school,"
said Dr. Harold Doty, dean of the College of Business and Economic
Development. "Not only does it say something about our reputation,
but it also says a great deal about the quality of our faculty when
one of our own - Dr. Lindley - is being honored."
he is most proud of four specific projects in which he's been involved.
The first is the publication of "Inputs, Outputs, and a Theory
of Production and Costs at Depository Financial Institutions"
in the September 1977 Journal of Finance.
The work was
co-authored with Lindley's longtime friend, Calvin W. Sealy. "This
article has more than 100 citations and it has become part of the
mainstream of banking theory," Lindley said. "It's an
article where I think I've made the biggest contribution, and it's
had the greatest impact of anything I've published. It provided
a theoretical framework on how banks provide their services and
use their inputs, i.e., deposits, buildings, and so on, thus allowing
researchers to focus on banks as a normal business similar to other
businesses, rather than something unique."
also proud of three other works: "Gender Differences in Salaries:
An Application to Academe," co-authored with Mary Fish and
John Jackson in the October 1992 Southern Economic Journal; "Measuring
the Extent of Wage Discrimination: A Statistical Test and Caveat,"
co-authored with John Jackson in the April 1989 issue of Applied
Economics; and "Racial Discrimination in the Provision of Financial
Services," co-authored with John Jackson and Edward B. Selby
Jr. in the September 1984 issue of American Economic Review.
earned an associate's degree in business administration from Lees-
McRae College, a bachelor's degree from the University of North
Carolina at Asheville and a doctorate from the University of Georgia.
He has more than 20 years of teaching experience in economics and
finance, including banking and financial institutions, and corporate
and international finance. He has published numerous professional
journal articles, papers, and book chapters, and was editor of the
Journal of Economics and Finance from 1993 to 1995.
served as a professor of finance at the University of Alabama, professor
of finance and of economics at Old Dominion University, staff director
of the Revenue Commission of the Virginia State Legislature, housing
programs director at the Virginia Office of Housing, and an instructor
at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Georgia.
He was principal investigator for a study of the Virginia Unemployment
Trust Fund under the auspices of the governor's office, and has
experience as an expert witness in cases involving evaluation of
financial loss, evaluation of property and statistical constructs.
his wife, Dr. Sharon Topping, professor of management in the CEBD,
have lived in Hattiesburg for 13 years.
of Economics and Finance is a professional association "dedicated
to the furtherance of economics and finance knowledge, practice
and image. The academy supports economics and finance advancement
through the functions of teaching, research and service," its
Web site notes.