Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Stephen Geoffrey Dimmock

Associate Professor
Division of Banking & Finance
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)

Phone: (+65)6790 6119
Office: S3-B1A-02

  • PhD (Fin) Uni of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2005
  • MSc (Fin) Concordia University 2000
  • BComm (Distinction) University of Saskatchewan 1998
Dr. Stephen Dimmock is an associate professor of finance at the Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Before joining NBS in June 2010, Dr. Dimmock was an assistant professor of finance at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. His research interests include portfolio choice, institutional investors, endowment funds, and behavioral finance.

Dr. Dimmock received the Commonfund best paper award at the European Finance Association meeting in 2008 and in 2010. He has published in leading journals, such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Review of Financial Studies.

At NBS Dr. Dimmock teaches investments and fixed income securities. At Michigan State University, Dr. Dimmock taught investments and received the Finance Department’s “Excellence in Teaching” award. While a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois, Dr. Dimmock won the Crowley-Santow Award for Teaching Excellence.
Research Interests
Portfolio Choice, Institutional Investors, Behavioral Finance, Endowment Funds
Current Projects
  • Capital Gains Lock-In and Governance Choices
Selected Publications
  • Dimmock SG, Gerken WC, Graham NP. (2018). Is Fraud Contagious? Co-Worker Influence on Misconduct by Financial Advisors. The Journal of Finance, 73(3), 1417-1450.
  • Stephen G. Dimmock, William C. Gerken, Zoran Ivkovic, Scott J. Weisbenner. (2018). Capital Gains Lock-In and Governance Choices. Journal of Financial Economics, 127(1), 113-135.
  • SG Dimmock, R Kouwenberg, PP Wakker. (2016). Ambiguity Aversion in a Large Representative Sample. Management Science, 62(5), 1363-1380.
  • S.G. Dimmock, R. Kouwenberg, O.S. Mitchell, and K. Peijnenburg. (2016). Ambiguity Aversion and Household Portfolio Choice Puzzles: Empirical Evidence. Journal of Financial Economics, 113(3), 559-577.
  • Brown Jeffrey, Stephen Dimmock, Jun-koo Kang, and Scott Weisbenner. (2014). How University Endowments Respond to Financial Market Shocks: Evidence and Implications. American Economic Review, 104(3), 931-962.

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