Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Stephen Geoffrey Dimmock

Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School)
Associate Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School)

Prof Stephen Geoffrey Dimmock

Dr. Stephen Dimmock is a 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 Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Review of Financial Studies. He is an editor of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, and an associate editor of the Journal of Corporate Finance and the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.

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.

Dr. Dimmock has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.Comm from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research.
Research Interests
Portfolio Choice, Institutional Investors, Behavioral Finance, Endowment Funds
Current Projects
  • Capital Gains Lock-In and Governance Choices
  • Real Estate Shocks and Financial Advisor Misconduct
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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